Vinho Voyage: Immersing in the Art of Portuguese Wine

5-Day Course
Course Overview

The Portuguese Wine Appreciation and Tasting Course is a five-day immersion into the world of Portuguese wine, designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Portugal’s rich viticultural heritage. Participants will explore the diverse wine regions, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques that make Portuguese wines unique. The course includes expert-led tastings, vineyard visits, and the opportunity to develop practical tasting skills.

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Course Objectives
  • Gain a deep understanding of the history and cultural significance of Portuguese wine.
  • Familiarize participants with the grape varieties, terroir, and wine regions that define Portuguese wine production.
  • Explore traditional and modern winemaking techniques, emphasizing the uniqueness of Portuguese winemaking.
  • Develop practical wine-tasting skills, including sensory evaluation and descriptive wine notes.
  • Learn the art of food and wine pairing, particularly with Portuguese cuisine.
  • Immerse in the cultural aspects of wine in Portugal, including its traditions and celebrations.
  • Leave with the knowledge and confidence to appreciate, evaluate, and enjoy Portuguese wines.


Day 1

  • Overview of the history of winemaking in Portugal.
  • Introduction to the major wine regions in Portugal, including Douro, Alentejo, and Vinho Verde.
  • Wine classification and labeling in Portugal.
  • Tasting of a selection of Portuguese wines representing various regions.

Day 2

  • Exploration of Portuguese grape varieties, including Touriga Nacional, Alvarinho, and Baga.
  • Discussion on the diversity of wine styles produced in Portugal.
  • Guided wine tasting focusing on specific grape varietals and wine styles.

Day 3

  • Understanding the winemaking process in Portugal, from vine to bottle.
  • The concept of terroir and its importance in Portuguese wine.
  • Visiting a local winery for a behind-the-scenes tour and wine tasting.

Day 4

  • The art of pairing Portuguese wines with local cuisine.
  • Practical tips for creating harmonious wine and food combinations.
  • Certificate presentation and farewell.
  • Feedback and evaluation course.

Day 5

  • Blind wine tasting exercise to put your newfound knowledge to the test.
  • Sensory evaluation and descriptive tasting notes.
  • Wine Vineyard tour: Visit the Douro Vinhateiro Region with wine tasting experience. 
Next Dates
LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Póvoa de Varzim19 August, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Porto11 November, 2024Pre-Confirmed


All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 450 euros per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent (Braga, Porto, Barcelos, and Póvoa de Varzim). The price includes the training course and visits to a local vineyard and the Douro Valley (with an opportunity for wine tasting at the vineyard).

For groups of 5 or more people, please contact us for pricing details.

Important Info


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend minimum of 80% of the course.


The time of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.


For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.

Other services

Mobility Friends offers various services for you. We handle everything from accommodation to cultural visits and transfers. Contact us to learn how we can assist you with your travel logistics.

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