Cellar door closed 18-27 July 2024.

 

A winery in the heart of Lisbon

We are Catarina and David, winemakers and owners of Adega Belém, a small boutique winery located inside a former car repair shop in Lisbon’s Belém district.

Our passion is to craft organically balanced, vibrant and vivacious high quality wines in relatively small batches.

Drop by for a tasting during opening hours, no booking required. Or learn more about wine making by taking part in a tour through our winemaking cellars, or book a private event.

Um bejinho, abraços und bis bald!

Catarina & David

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CALENDAR

Summer holiday – cellar door closed 18-27 July 2024.

Every Fri, 16h30-18h30 & Sat, 11h-13h: Winemaker-led cellar tour & tasting paired with delicious light tapas

14 Agosto 24 Adega LêBem Poetry Slam 19h30-23h

9-11 Nov 24 Adega Belém @ Essência do Vinho Wine Fair, Lisbon

16 Nov 24 Adega Belém @ Amphora Wine Day, Herdade do Rocim, Cuba

Contact us for private events. We can host 28 people at one long table, or  78 bar-style.

VISIT US AT THE WINERY

Address: Travessa Paulo Jorge 9, Lisboa, Belém
Thur: 11h-16h. Fri: 11h-19h30. Sat: 11h-13h

Opening times may vary during events.

“Remarkable, fearlessly experimental urban winery in Lisbon”

Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson Tasting Notes

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Craft

Wine craft combining contemporary cellar technology and a minimal intervention approach brought about by the natural wine movement in France 40 years ago. All wines are fermented spontaneously and without sulfites in order to preserve yeast diversity and to produce complex, organically balanced wines.

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Grapes

Grown in vineyards located on both sides of the Tagus river. Atlantic breezes moderated by the coastal mountain ranges of Sintra, Montejunto and Arrabida combined with long sunshine hours guarantee a long and steady ripening period.  Read more

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Love

“Made with love…”, the epitome of our dedication and passion for every detail of the winemaking process relying on craftsmanship, collaboration with vintners, a responsible production mode, a friendly distribution network, …and grapes as well.

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Red and White Wines

Vivacious beautifully balanced red and white wines made of grapes grown on both sides of the Tagus river, many of the whites with extended skin contact, the reds aginged in neutral French oak. Spontaneous fermentation and minimal intervention winemaking amplify varietal character, fruit and a creamy texture.

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Sparkling Wines

Handmade artisanal sparkling wine from Trincadeira grapes grown in a secluded vine garden within the walls of the Caparide priest seminar on the Estoril coast. Crisp, fruity and very elegant. Classical method with 14 months on the lies. Disgorgement à la volé. Hand corked. 

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DOP Carcavelos

DOP Carcavelos is the smallest fortified wine region of Portugal, little sister of Porto, Madeira and Setúbal. In 2024, we are launching our first ever DOP Carcavelos, a 2021 colheita made of Castelão grapes, red, open colored, long maceration, aged in oak, complex concentrated cherry and black fruit, spices, the perfect aperitif or desert companion.

“Colorful and lively wine think tank, where independent, precision-driven wines are bottled with a pinch of new age spirit.”

Thomas Vaterlaus, Vinum

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Pét Nat Wines

Moscatel Graúdo from the Setubal Peninsula fermented according to the so-called ancestral method whereby a wine is fermented almost to dry (almost all sugar consumed by yeasts) and then bottled to finish the fermentation inside the bottle. In its pure artisanal form, the wine is not disgorged and stays cloudy.

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Amphora Wines

We love to employ old techniques to make new wines. Here, whole bunches of coastal vineyard Castelão grapes were fermented in 200 L clay amphorae. After pressing, the wine spent  another 10 months in the amphora to age. The result is a stunningly vibrant wine with a delicious clean blackberry and spice aroma.

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The Cellar Dog Selection

The cellar dog selection are beautifully fruit-driven, unpretentious red and white wines that accompany your daily meals, aperitifs and party events. These wines are made without oak contact, thus emphasizing their pure fruit character. Both are named after the winery’s pets, Lili the cellar dog, and Cookie the cellar rabbit, who are extended members  of the team.

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Tour, tasting & tapas

An exciting journey into the world of wine biochemistry made accessible through lively metaphors and explanations — for both absolute novices and those who have seen it all. Tour lead by the winemaker, incl. tasting of 5 wines and delicious artisan food stuff. Vegetarian on demand. Fri 16h30-18h30 & Sat, 11h-13h. Read more

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Groups & Events

Private or corporate group events in a low-key high-key ambiance at the winery. 28 people on one long table. 74 people in a bar style set-up. Cold and warm catering. Recent clients include PWC, Deloite, Mercedes, Nokia, Wisdom Tree, and a formidable wedding party from Norway.  Read more.

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Responsible winery

Vineyards in ecologically mixed cultural landscapes, no large-scale mono-cultures. Radical reduction of ostentatious packaging and avoidance of plastic wrapping. Use of ultra-light weight bottles. Collaboration with international distributors. Radical reduction of the winery’s CBO through own waste water treatment plant. Use of natural cork and paper wrapping. Investment into concrete steps to reduce carbon and CBO footprint.  Read more

Cellar door menu & wine list

Critiques