En route to Q.ta da Avessada, two of the three busses got stopped for a medieval parade through a village. Photos later. The town was celebrating 500 years since getting their freedom from the king. We could afford the delay for that grand occasion, that is for sure!
These three guys greeted us with a musical welcome outside, where we sampled a muscatel aperitif before beginning our tour.
We were thoroughly entertained by one of the owners (think the English Mr. Bean). He was quite the thespian as he shared details of the local vineyards, and the music and storytelling continued on during dinner inside the lovely building that housed the shop, and two beautiful dining areas. They only cater special events; not a regular restaurant, but the food and service were first rate.
It is definitely a family run vineyard, producing about 40 million bottles a year. That's a lotta grapes! The cute drummer (above) is a brother, and mom and dad were also there and introduced to us. We all felt like family by then and hated to leave.
Lunch today will be in a convent, so the adventure continues. Come along with us!
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