Olive oil & Wine Stoppers
The precious and versatile vegetable tissue known as cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber or as the Portuguese call it sobreiro). Cork (cortiça) is most easily stripped off the tree in late spring and summer when the cells are turgid and fragile and tear .
Portugal olive oil stand with the world's best, taking home 20 awards at The 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition.
You'll be surprised how much you can learn with this tour!
The day starts with a visit to an olive orchard in order to understand how valuable the fruit and the oil has been to humankind, as food as well as energy. In the interior of the olive mill the expertized guide talks about the oil production. Monterosa olive oil is famous across the atlantic and has been prized several times for its quality. The visit is toped by a very interesting olive oil taste of 3 varieties.
In the afternoon it's time to learn more about the secrets of cork. At an active factory we are welcomed by another guide who, during the briefing, explain the importance of cork to the portuguese economy. An interesting walk throughout the building is the ideal way to visualise all the work involved to make stoppers for one of the most famous wine in the world:Champagne!Wonderful chance to learn so much!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
This tour takes place in the northeastern Algarve,inland.Depending on your departure point,it might or not be duable in 8 hours.We can always tailor the 2 experiences in separate days.
Transportation Method: My vehicle is an 8 seater van,Citroen Jumpy Elegante,Air Conditioned ,always clean and well presented for our clients, as well as respecting all security standards for passenger transportation (inc. children and infants). I am fully insured for all passengers.
You can be assured that you are in safe hands.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 eur - This amount of extra cash per person is estimated to cover the 2 visits,refreshments and a snack lunch.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks