Monverde Wine Experience Hotel: Renovated luxury among secular vineyards
More than an ambassador for Vinho Verde, but the region’s most famous nectar finds in this house the perfect stage to show all its potential. It combines the beauty of the landscape and refined spaces, a Spa dedicated to wine therapy with the possibility of being a winemaker for a day, typical Sunday lunches with contemporary cuisine and is still children friendly ,where there’s not lack of space to explore and learn.
The feeling provided by the vineyards that grow almost indifferent to the sound of the steps that widen the property, is installed in each of the accommodations of this hotel. Each room, suite and apartment (from € 120), in two different buildingd – soon to be three, to which the main building is added – adopts ostons of the vineyard according to the seasons. Inside, there is much more than a connection to the outside. It can be opened to the property, through the wide windows that all accommodation offers, but also retreat in the comfort of green and orange tones, in the bathtubs with a view, in the sober decoration in which the predominance of the woods gives extra comfort.
The sensations provided by the unit are about to reach a new level. It is already this summer that 16 new superior luxury rooms and suites are born, which promise to further elevate the experience of staying at this hotel. They reveal the most contemporary side of the complex, following the same line of decoration, sober and cozy, but giving even more breadth, interest and luxury to the accommodations.
The Vineyards Experience Rooms overlook the vineyard on spacious balconies, while the Charming Rooms bet on romance, with their bathtubs overlooking the property.
The new accommodations were born from the renovation of Casa das Colinas, following the dna of the remaining spaces, built from old buildings that were given contemporary architecture, maintaining the charm of other times.
Inserted in a property that rises to 30 hectares, the various environments of the hotel, intersected by vineyards, merge with the surrounding landscape. But it is not only in wine that its main focus resides. Since the beginning, the space was designed with a concern for sustainability – which remains in this expansion.
Present in the Boa Cama Boa Mesa Guide since the opening and for three consecutive years awarded, in different categories, in the Best of Wine Tourism, the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel where wine and nature lovers will find fertile ground to explore.
In Vino Veritas
Once again, it is between the foot on the ground and the hand in the glass that the experiences around Vinho Verde are expanded. You can either learn more about the different grape varieties from the plant, participate in the harvest, how to make your own wine, being an oenologist for a day, taste the different nectars of Quinta da Lixa paired with canapés that recreate the typical products of the region.
There is also the interesting option of making blind tastings of wine, using the chest of memories to identify aromas and flavors or, when the weather helps, a picnic among the vineyards, at the high point of the property that is reached on board an electric bicycle.
At the end of the afternoon, a unique invitation is added: Instead of tea, in Amarante it is proposed that you sip a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by scones, homemade cake and petit fours. An experience extended to the whole family, with refreshment for the little ones.