Adega Mayor

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The Winery

In the beautiful and untouched landscape of the Alentejo plain in Campo Maior, Siza Vieira erected an original building, a horizontal construction, painted in white and divided in two floors longwise, with a third floor intended for tourism and promotion of the Adega Mayor wines.
The calmness arising from this simple construction contrasts with the complexity housed within, where monumental areas intended for production and storage go hand in hand with the social areas, designed for tasting and enjoying the wine.
The 40×120 m rectangle of the winery is founded on the existing cavity and 9m walls stand tall from there. Access to the building is located at the southwest end.
The architect Siza Vieira reserved the upper floor for the social and public aspect of wine. There, a tasting room was created, opening into a panoramic terrace with a lawn and a lake, headed by a sculpted marble panel, also designed by the architect, where the silhouettes of a coffee cup, a glass of wine and a bottle overlap. This panoramic terrace provides a view over the estate’s vineyard and the olive grove, extending further to Spain and the Serra de Portalegre.

Wine Tourism

Come experience a larger and see firsthand how we design the wines from Adega Mayor.
We have a wide offer of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, evidence of orientation, experiences vintage, team building activities, balloon flights, boat trips on the Caia Dam.
These are some of the experiences that we provide. We will be happy to design a unique and personalized experience, if so desired.


Winery visit and “Tapas” tasting
Guided tour to Adega Mayor, starting with the viewing of a movie at the auditorium on the history of the winery and the production of its wines.
Next, you may visit the vinification areas and the cellars where you will know all the secrets from our wine production.
At the end of your visit, you can enjoy the beautiful view from the Adega Mayor terrace, with its lake.
Your experience will end with a wine tasting along with the tasting of some regional delicacies.

Experience Mayor

• Weekends
Take a romantic weekend. Forget the world outside and enjoy the good things in life. You deserve it.
Visit to the Winery and “Tapa” Tasting
Lunch and dinner at the restaurant A Muralha
2 nights accommodation for 2 persons
Discover the Cultural Route of Campo Maior

• Grape Harvesting
The end of Summer is marked by the grape harvesting. Adega Mayor invites you to see up close the wine cycle, from harvesting to bottling.
Roll up your sleeves and become an Oenologist for a day, learning the secrets of harvesting and the transformation of grapes into wine.
Only available during the harvesting period.

• Workshops
For those who always want to know more about wine tasting …
Introduction to Wine Tasting

• Mayor Family
Spend a day with your family at Adega Mayor
“Discovering Adega Mayor “
A program specially created for children who come with their parents to Adega Mayor.
Groups with 2-10 children. From 4 years old on.

• Adventure and Discovery
Enjoy the area surrounding Adega Mayor, a unique landscape with plenty of natural resources with a particular focus on the region’s fauna and flora.
Spend some special moments thanks to our outdoor activities:
Hot air balloon ride
Picnic at the vineyard
Team Building
Geo Catching
Orientation hikes
Treasure hunt
Country bike rides
Bird watching.

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