A wine estate backed by the rolling foothills of Serra de Montejunto, Quinta do Gradil is one of the oldest estates in the region, with a history dating back to the 15th century. The estate comprises an 18th-century palace surrounded by bountiful orchards, forests, and vineyards growing peaches, pears, and 12 varieties of grape. The Basics
Travelers can visit Quinta do Gradil on a day trip from Lisbon. Tours typically include a visit to Óbidos, considered one of the prettiest towns in Portugal. Day trips often allow free time to explore the white-washed architecture of medieval Óbidos before taking a tour of the cellars and vineyards of Quinta do Gradil, where you’ll enjoy a Portuguese lunch accompanied by several wine varietals. Round-trip rides from your hotel and admission tickets are generally included. Thing to Know Before You Go
- Quinta do Gradil is an obvious choice for lovers of wine and Portuguese gastronomy.
- Quinta do Gradil is home to a restaurant that opens for lunch or dinner by reservation only.
- If you’re visiting Quinta do Gradil independently, tours of the winery must be arranged in advance online.
How to Get There
Located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Lisbon, Quinta do Gradil is best accessed by car along the A8. Most visitors opt to avoid the hassle of car rental by joining a tour that includes round-trip transport, which allows you to spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the scenery of western Portugal. When to Get There
Quinta do Gradil is open daily from morning until early evening, with an hour break for lunch in the middle of the day. Visits and tasting sessions are by appointment only, unless you’re visiting as part of a guided tour. An Afternoon in Óbidos
No visit to western Portugal is complete without taking a few hours to explore Óbidos. Here, you can lose yourself among winding alleys lined with white-washed buildings and visit the 12th-century castle and a cluster of Gothic churches. A plethora of wine shops sell the bounty of Quinta do Gradil’s vineyards.