Learn to Harvest Like a Portuguese Pro! Sept. 2nd, 2017

Brejinho da Costa Winery Harvest Experience, Sept. 2, 2017

As many of you know, I LOVE wine! Actually, I’m probably officially obsessed with it.  For me, wine is the most authentic expression of consumable art that we have in our society. So when I'm invited to join a really cool wine event (that I personally support), I enjoy sharing the information with others.  

Over this past year, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know a lot of talented wine producers and visit some gorgeous wineries in Portugal. The newest addition to my list is a place near Comporta (Alentejo) called Brejinho da Costa.

I met Luís Camacho Simões, Brejinho da Costa’s winemaker, and their charismatic business development manager, Hugo Candeias, at an exclusive tasting hosted by Filipe Carvalho Cardoso this past July.  

 Sheree m. mitchell with Hugo Candeias, business development manager at Brejinho da Costa. photo courtesy of  Immersa global

Sheree m. mitchell with Hugo Candeias, business development manager at Brejinho da Costa. photo courtesy of Immersa global

So when I leaned that they were having their first public harvest event September 2nd, I immediately checked my schedule to see if I could go! This is what they have planned: 

Upon arrival, you'll receive this year's gift pack which includes the exclusive harvest T-shirt and hat to wear during the event as well as an autographed bottle of wine to take home. 

At 9h00 you’ll start with “Harvest 101” workshop facilitated by Luís Camacho Simões, the winemaker himself. He'll teach you everything you need to know about Brejinho da Costa’s grape varieties and the harvesting process. Afterwards you’ll go out into the fields with Luis and the production team where you'll learn more about (and even participate in) the grapes’ journey from vine to barrel (or steel)!

 harvest team member. photo courtesy of  Brejinho da Costa

harvest team member. photo courtesy of Brejinho da Costa

Around 13h00, you’ll break for a traditional BBQ lunch with a DJ, typical desserts and lots of wine of course. You’ll get to meet and interact with the whole team: winery owner, production staff and business directors.

Admission is 35€ for adults and 10€ for children between the ages of 10-15 (0-9 are free). Limited to 100 people.

It sounds awesome and I wish I could be there! 

 Winemaker Luís Camacho Simões and production team during the selection process at Brejinho da Costa

Winemaker Luís Camacho Simões and production team during the selection process at Brejinho da Costa

If you go, please post some of your pictures to social and tag @brejinhodacosta @immersaglobal so we can follow your experience! 

To reserve your spot and/or for more information, contact the super charming Hugo Candeias.  He speaks English, Spanish and of course Portuguese: hugo.candeias@brejinho.pt   Mobile:+351 913 073 667

 Harvest event flyer. Photo Courtesy of Brejinho da Costa

Harvest event flyer. Photo Courtesy of Brejinho da Costa

To learn more about Brejinho da Costa, click here.  

To learn more about Immersa Global's authentic wine experiences in Portugal, click here.  


 
Sheree M. Mitchell has traveled to 40 countries, lived on three continents and speaks English and Spanish (while currently working on Italian and Portuguese). In 2014, Sheree gave up her comfortable life in Miami to embark on an ambitious 14-month, five continent transformational solo sojourn around the world. Today she oversees Immersa Global and IG Scholar, two boutique firms that specialize in designing unique immersion experiences abroad for adults and students. Sheree also speaks publicly on transformational and immersive travel as well as serves as a travel coach in her spare time.  Connect with Sheree and Immersa Global on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @immersaglobal