Quinta da Lixa is a living testament to the passion that the Meireles family has always had for Vinho Verde. Monverde is the opportunity to share with all our visitors, our knowledge and flavours.
“From the passion and dedication of the Meireles Family to the production of genuine and unique wines, a dream was born to expand the discovery of tasting to the concept of enjoying the world of wine. The Monverde Wine Experience Hotel reflects the philosophy of Quinta da Lixa in creating exclusive experiences that convey the authenticity of the Vinho Verde Region and the boldness to create memorable moments.”
Óscar Meireles | Quinta da Lixa, Administrator / Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Mentor
“The look on the past 22 years and the dreams for the future 22 years.
22 harvests, countless challenges, a certainty…the desire to express the uniqueness and originality of our terroir, show the authenticity and versatility of a region, affirm the potential of our grape varieties by showing their best, alone, or in harmony with one batch, always respecting the characteristics of each one.
A toast and thanks to You…”
Carlos Teixeira | Quinta da Lixa Winemaker
Wines with character
The profile, character and wine traditions of the Vinhos Verdes region. A tasting of 3 wines that tell the stories of a unique wine culture, paired with regional canapes.
Taste the vine
Become an expert on the profile of the region’s traditional grape varieties. In this tasting, 5 single grape wines are presented, which will make you fall even more in love with this wine region and increase your thirsty for knowledge.
Wine blending & Sensory experience
Become a winemaker for a day, by creating your own special wine blend with this unique experience at Monverde Wine Experience Hotel.
The experience begins with you exploring our sensory room, with some of the most common aromas at the Vinho Verde wines, to develop your olfactory sensibility and memory, and get you ready to the blending phase. Then, you will taste through each grape varietal while learning about their stories and profile, and you will be given the opportunity to measure and sample them together to create a new unique wine, perfectly fitting your personal style
Notes of legacy & terroir
Wines that tell the stories of a family and wine-producing generation.
In a tasting of 5 wines, the legacy of a family is presented using the icons of the producer.
Winemaker barrel & vine sessions
The visions of the Winemaker. In a single tasting, limited edition barrel wines and wines from specific vineyards of the producer are presented, representing some of the most ambitious projects of the winemaker Carlos Teixeira.
Wine & Art
This is not the standard paint experience. In this experience, let the Monverde landscape inspire you to create a piece of art, where the wine is the paint.
We provide you the scenery, the wine, the food, the canvas…and you just need to bring your criativity!
Exclusive limited editions
A look to the future. Taste with 3 new wines, very limited editions, and that show a new era in the region’s wine production – a production that resists the urgency of consuming new harvests.
Family tasting experience
A wine tasting dedicated to families. Parents enjoy a tasting of 3 wines while children perceive wine culture in an interactive way, tasting juices with the aromas of the wines presented.
Monverde explorer experience
• Storytelling: delivery of a straw hat and tour to the picnic site with presentation of the history and explanation of the various grape varieties in the property;
• Wine Tasting: with the grape variety where the picnic is located;
• Wine Picnic: with local products and regional delicacies;
• Wine & Art: painting with Vinhão grape during the picnic;
• Vineyard Trek: following the property map and the given clues, visitors explore the vineyards, find and take note of the defined strategic points, which will lead them to a final toast.
• Activity to start at 9:30 am
• Welcome drink and delivery of the Harvest kit at the harvest site;
• Start of grape harvesting;
• A break for a morning snack, with the regional and traditional delicacies of the Harvest season;
• Continue grape harvesting;
• Wine tasting with the grape being harvested;
• Traditional lunch outside;
• Visit to the Winery and explanation of the beginning of the winemaking process.
For the family harvest, children are challenged to collect materials from the vineyard during grape harvesting, to later create a small project, which will be the postcard of the stay in Monverde.
Beyond the cellar doors tour
Quinta da Lixa opens the doors of its most captivating properties, to show our visitors the reality of one of the largest producers in the Vinhos Verdes region.
During the circuit – specifically designed in order to present the history of a family and a producer who embraced its roots in the region – you will explore the landscapes of the region, know the grape varieties present in the properties, the characteristics that make them special within their differences, while enjoying the wines that are part of Quinta da Lixa portfolio.