Quinta da Seara

The Quinta da Seara, Palmeira de Faro, Portugal

View on the quintaIn 2013, the 6th IOTM will take place in the Quinta da Seara in Palmeira da Faro. It will accommodate the participants as well as the conference itself. 

Dining and reception hall

Here is what the owners say about the Quinta da Seara:

The Farm

Welcome to our farmhouse!

Located at 4 km from Esposende, in the parish of Palmeira de Faro, Quinta da Seara is a privileged space of interaction with the region. On one side, the sea and the magnificent beaches of Esposende. On the other, the rural landscape indented by river Cávado, rich in stories and traditions.

Inserted in a rural environment, inside of a walled farm, Quinta da Seara has a total area of 19 hectares, distributed by vineyards, orchards, vegetable plots and pine groves. The facilities, despite totally remodeled, still keep the characteristic features of a traditional Minho’s farm, which have always been dedicated to agriculture and, more recently, to vitiviniculture.

Tea house

Here is what the hotel owners say about their house:

With more than two centuries of existence, Quinta da Seara had once been owned by the last “captain-mor” of the “Ordenanzas” of Esposende, a high military rank at a municipal level in the reign of D. Sebastião. Today, converted in a farm of ecotourism, agritourism and enotourism, Quinta da Seara is the mirror of secular habits involved in a natural landscape of rare beauty.

Irrigation system

The Houses

The former school

Quinta da Seara places at your disposal four country houses totally equipped and typically decorated to the slightest detail.

Bedroom in the Eira house

All houses are equipped with living room, full bathroom and heating, so that you can enjoy the genuine rural tourism with maximum comfort and well-being.

Bedroom in the Seara house

Mutiple bed room in the former School

Swimming pool


Living room with cable TV
Central heating
Wireless Internet in the common parts
Events area
Dining room
Tea house
Swimming pool (warm water and covered)
Multisport area
Games room (table soccer, table tennis, darts)
Country activities (horse, donkey and pony riding; paintball)
Wine cellar

Quinta da Seara

Quinta da Seara
Rua Padre José Pires Afonso
4740-591 Palmeira de Faro
Phone: +351 253 961 284
Cell phone: +351 968 690 839


Fitted on the rural, biological and ecological aspects of Quinta da Seara, BIO Space is a place to worship taste and to share ancestral knowledge and flavours. Here, you find all the products that are cultivated, produced and confectioned at Quinta da Seara, specially chosen to proportionate a unique tasting experience.
From wines to jams, from cereals to fruit and vegetables, BIO Space gives you the opportunity to taste the most characteristic flavours from the region and, particularly, from the fertile lands of Quinta da Seara.


Located on the Sub-Region of Braga, of the Demarcated Region of Green Wines, Quinta da Seara is recognized by the quality of the wine that produces. Presently, the label produced and commercialized with Quinta da Seara’s stamp is “MonteFaro”.

Benefiting of a high solar exposure and protected from the sea winds by Mount Faro and the involving woods of holm-oaks, cork-oaks, pine trees and eucalypts, Quinta da Seara presents the ideal conditions for green wine production.

The soil is dry, arid and stony. The vine, continuous and driven by cordon system, is exclusively populated by noble varieties, namely Loureiro, Alvarinho, Trajadura and Pedernã (white grapes), and Vinhão (red grapes). Finally, the wine cellar, constructed in 1965/66 and recently renovated, is equipped with an artificial cooling system, which controls the must fermentation temperature and allows a better stabilization of the wine. Despite modernized, the wine cellar still maintains some of the old and fascinating processes of wine making, such as the oak casks that recreate the conditions of wine fermentation and ageing, which have been used in the region for centuries.

Quinta da Seara is, therefore, a supreme environment for the lovers of enotourism, with a diversified program which includes wine tasting, participation in the vintage process, wine cellar visits, among other activities.



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