José Maria da Fonseca - Azeitão, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 38° 31.088 W 009° 00.937
29S E 498638 N 4263305
Quick Description: José Maria da Fonseca, founded in 1834, is the oldest table wine company in Portugal
Location: Setúbal, Portugal
Date Posted: 10/22/2011 12:39:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXA8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member jimmonty
Views: 10

Long Description:
«José Maria da Fonseca is the oldest table wine company in Portugal. Founded in 1834, it is now in its 7th generation and sells its wines in all continents. Among its best known wine brands are Periquita and Lancers.

José Maria da Fonseca started the business in 1834, and the family has maintained it since then. José Maria da Fonseca invests in research and production methods, allying modern techniques traditional methods. For example, the José de Sousa Winery in the Alentejo town of Reguengos de Monsaraz, combines the ancient Roman tradition of fermenting wine in clay pots with the latest technology. The vineyard is 700 hectares.»

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At the coordinates is located the Museum, with guided tours, wine tasting and shop.

Winery Size: Tasting Room Only (No Wine Processed at this location)

Attached vineyard?: yes

Tasting Room Available?: yes

Days and hours of operation: 10h-12h15 and 14h30-18h30 every day

Charge for tasting?: 4.00 (listed in local currency)

Tours Available: yes

Cost of Tour: 4.00 (listed in local currency)

Phone #: 212198940

Rua José Augusto Coelho 11/13 Vila Nogueira de Azeitão 2925-542 AZEITÃO

Winery's Website: [Web Link]

Types of wines:
Periquita, Lancers, BSE, Albis, Terras Altas, Montado, Vinya, Quinta de Camarate, Pasmados, Domini, José de Sousa, Hexagon, FSF, José de Sousa Mayor, Domini Plus, Moscatel de Setúbal, Alambre 20 Anos, Colecção Privada Moscatel de Setúbal, Triologia, Moscatel Roxo 20 Anos, Bastardinho de Azeitão, Aguardente Espírito, Aguardente Velha Reserva, Colecção Privada DSF.

Best Wine Tasted: Moscatel Roxo 20 anos

Rate the Best Wine Tasted:

Price per Bottle: 70.00 (listed in local currency)

2nd Best Wine Tasted: Not listed

Rate the 2nd Best Wine Tasted: Not listed

Price per Bottle #2: Not Listed

Winery Club: Not listed

Wine Club Description:: Not listed

Overall Comments:: Not listed

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