After two intense wine fairs and two large cellar events we need  family time and close at 4pm this Friday.

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Wines made with love, and grapes as well

We are Catarina and David, winemakers, academics, and world travelers, and we have built our winery in a former car repair shop in Lisbon’s urban neighborhood of Belém. To make the most delicious wine possible out of each grape, we work collaboratively with vine growers, wine academics, wine lovers and wine distributors who share our passion for complex, soulful wines. Drop by and sample a selection of our reds, whites, rosés and bubblies, all made from Portuguese varietals. Or learn more about wine making by taking part in a tour through our winemaking cellars or by booking a wine tasting class. We also ship our wines within the European Union – check out the online shop.

See you soon, abraços, beijinhos, à bientôt und bis bald!

Catarina & David, family, dog and rabbit

CALENDAR

20 May we close at 16h00

Cellar tours daily 11h30-13h00 (please drop us an email to book)

Tastings and light tapas food during normal cellar door hours.

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Thank you to all those who visited us at ProWein 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany last weekend. We had a wonderful time and really good conversations with shopowners and small distributors. We will be in touch!

 

After two intense wine fairs and two large events at the winery this week we need family time!

That’s why the winery will close already at 4pm this Friday.

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Healthy grapes

Our grapes are grown in the foothills of Lisbon’s Monsanto, in Estoril’s Caparide Valley and in the Alenquer region a few kilometers upstream from the Bay of Lisbon. Integrated vineyard management allows the growers we collaborate with to create an ecologically sustainable environment while keeping our grapes in great shape. The grapes are hand harvested when at optimal phenolic ripeness. Read more

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Hand-crafted

Handcrafted wines using state-of-the-art cellar knowledge and technology and a minimal intervention approach to make the most delicious wines possible from each grape variety. All wines spontaneously fermented, with carefully applied temperature control, and nurtured so as to develop strong and complex personalities expressing the specificity of each grape variety,  the particular climates of our vineyards, and ultimately the typicality of the microbial terroir of our cellar located within the Belém neighborhood.

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Into delicious wines

We entered the field of winemaking at a later stage in our lives, after research careers in different universities. This may be why we like the idea to do our work without being overly ideological blockheads and experiment with technologies and conventions. We adore to embrace new and also very old knowledge to bring our wines to new heights, and thus to contribute to the creative effervescence of urban winemaking around the world.

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Sustainable Winemaking

While the health of our grapes and vineyards are our top priority, we also implement a strict sustainable winery procedures policy, e.g. by using lightweight bottles, chemical-agent-free cleaning, energy saving inverter technology, recycled cardboard packaging, and in-house waste water treatment. Read more.

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Made in Lisbon

Bringing the winery inside the city means bringing the mystery of fermentation right to the doorstep of our clients. Our gates are usually wide open so that you can observe every step of transforming grapes into beautiful wines.

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A Family Matter

Adega Belém is a family venture and everyone, young and old, gets involved. All label designs are based on drawings by Ana Lula and Sofia, the two junior winemakers whose work so well reflects the crazy and chaotic harmony of our lives – and wines.

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Cellar Dog Selection

Uncomplicated red and white wines that accompany your daily meals, aperitifs and party events. Both are named after the winery’s pets, Lili the cellar dog and Cookie the cellar rabbit.

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Single Variety Whites

Three single variety white wines made from grapes from the north of Portugal: Encruzadao, Moscatel Galego and Alvarinho, yet grown in the vineyards next to Lisbon’s famous red bridge (“25 de abril”). Like three sisters, each develops an own personality while maintaining a common sensorial parenthood.

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Outstanding Red Wines

Two outstanding red wines we are really proud of: Senhor Rita, a 2020  Reserva made of Castelão, and Rabo da Rainha, a 2020 Grande Reserva made of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional.

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Encruzado Brut Nature

Handmade sparkling wine from Encruzado grapes grown in the foothills of the Monsanto mountains in Lisbon. Disgorgement à la volé, hand corked and labeled in our cellar in Belém. Delicious citric aroma, fine perlage and the best blob of the year made in the town of Lisbon.

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Pet Nat 2021

Ancestral-method and on-skin fermented Moscatel Galego, unfiltered, no additives, an extreme wine, cloudy, strong perlage, difficult to open without making a mess, deeply fruit driven, delicious cold companion of hot summer days, but careful: this is no usual spritzer, it may convert you to natural wine.

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Unicorn Magic

Capricious, wild, untamed. Fetish animal of the 2015 generation. Name of our 2020 late harvest Moscatel Graúdo from the Arrabida Hills. Whole-berry fermented. Spontaneous fermentation. 90 day maceration.

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Tours & tastings

Join our daily cellar tour to learn all about winemaking and taste wines at intermediate stages. Or sit down in our cellar door and explore the varietal characters of different grapes grown in the Lisbon area. Tours at EUR 18/person. Tasting flights from EUR 7,50. Book here.

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In the company of tasty endeavors

Enjoy handcrafted goat, sheep and cow-milk cheeses, selected cured meats, Iberian pork sausages, olives and fresh bread. Or customize your hot and cold finger-food menu via our caterer. Prices range from EUR 7,50 per person to somewhere close to the infinitude of the outer galaxy.

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Creating magical memories

Organize your events, birthday parties, business meetings, receptions, finger-food buffets at the winery, or join one of our Wine Poetry nights, Saturday morning brunches or Friday Night Wine Quizzes.

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Wine is fun

We think that wine is above all about having fun and definitely far less serious than so many of our contemporaries seem to pretend. Let’s taste and talk about what really matters, how we drink what we drink and what we like to drink, and let other people do the bullshitting.

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Lazy Saturday mornings at the winery are fun as well

We like our lazy Saturday mornings and invite you to hang out at the winery and cellar door, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine together with light tapas made from local produce including artisan cheese and Iberian chouriço Kids are welcome. Drop by, or book in advance.

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Frogs + ♥ = wine

Before becoming winemakers, Catarina was a biologist studying the mating calls of the Iberian tree frog. She found that female frogs generally respond to males who call in the local frog-dialect. In rare cases, females fall for the unique spell of a peculiar foreign male passing by their pond, and love happens. That’s kind of our story. And that’s why the Iberian tree frog is our logo. ♥

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Cellar door menu & wine list

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How to find us

Address: Trav. Paulo Jorge 8-9, 1300-444 Belém, Lisbon Portugal

Tel.: +351 213 630 707 | Email: admin@adegabelem.com

Open: Tuesday – Friday 11h-13h & 14h-16h | Friday night aperitivo 16h00 – 19h30 | Saturday 11h00 – 13h30

Opening times may vary during events or for group bookings.

WALK OR CYCLE

5 minutes to walk from Belém train station, 2 minutes from Altinho (MAAT) tram stop, 10 minutes from the Belém Jeronimos Monastery, about an hour from Lisbon City Centre, Cais de Sodre, along the beautiful Tejo river walk. Or cycle!

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Train Cais de Sodre-Cascais, get off at Belém Train station. Eléctrico 15E or 18 E (Yellow tram) get off at Altinho (MAAT). Uber and Taxi stop in front of the cellar door.

CAR

Please use any of the nearby public parking lots, all within easy walking distance: Travessa dos Escaleres (next to Cordoaria) or Electricity Museum (next to MAAT south of railway, use public footbridge).