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Chocapalha wine tourism activities reopened

The wine tourism activities of Quinta de Chocapalha, located in Alenquer, have already reopened with the 'Clean and Safe' certification of Turismo de Portugal, after the recent closing period.

Quinta de Chocapalha has reopened its doors to wine writers. The Clean&Safe Seal is the guarantee that the property complies with the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health in order to protect its nonoturists from Covid -19.

Just 45 minutes from Lisbon, Chocapalha's wine tourism activities include a short stroll through the vineyards, a visit to the wine cellar and the barrel room, ending with a wine tasting. As a first step, wine tastings will be conducted outdoors whenever possible.

The appointment of the visit can be made via website www.quintadechocapalha.com, or by phone 263769317. It is always necessary to make a prior appointment.

Quinta de Chocapalha, located in the Galician Village in Alenquer, demarcated region of Lisbon is mentioned since the 19th century. xvi for its excellent vineyards and wines. It belonged, since the beginning of the 20th century. 19th century, constantine O'Neil, who later donated it to Diogo Duff, illustrious scottish nobleman highly esteemed of El-Rei D. João VI who decorated him with the commendation of "Tower and Sword". The property remained in the possession of the Duff family until the eighties of the last century, when it was acquired by Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva. The couple invested in the restructuring and total replanting of the 45 hectares of vineyards and in the winery and introduced new cultivation techniques in order to continue the old traditions of this wine farm, always in search of an improvement in the qualities and prestige of its wines. Only in the 2000 harvest, when the vineyards reached their desired maturity and quality, it was decided to proceed to bottling the best wines produced there. At that time, Sandra Tavares da Silva, daughter of the owners, challenged her parents to start producing wine with the best grapes produced here. The technical direction is then ensured by Sandra Tavares da Silva.

The landscape of Quinta de Chocapalha is characterized by its ups and downs, small hills, abundant vegetation, with the Serra de Montejunto in the background. Here you can feel the peace of the countryside, enjoy the purity of the air, you hear the chirping of the bird and you feel the spirit of the vineyard and the wine.