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José Maria da Fonseca, Azeitão

José Maria da Fonseca Azeitão
José Maria de Fonseca

The José Maria de Fonseca table wine company in Azeitão near Setubal, south of Lisbon, dates from 1834.

The company is the oldest table wine company in Portugal.

Visitors can enjoy tours of the winery and tastings. The tours take in the house and garden as well as a visit to the cellar where huge vats of wine can be admired.

José Maria da Fonseca Azeitão
Wine barrels

There is also a shop on the premises to purchase wine, cheese, and other local products. In summer there are tours from 10 am until noon and then from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

In winter the tours end at 4.30 pm.

The house was once the family home of the Fonseca family and behind the house is the lovely garden complete with rare flowers and vines.

The outside of the Casa-Museu José Maria de Fonseca is decorated with some impressive azulejos and some large, black wine barrels marked with the company stamp.

José Maria da Fonseca Azeitão

Access - Getting There

Quinta da Bassaqueira - Estrada Nacional 10
2925-511 Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, Setubal
Tel: 351 212 197 500

Azeitão is known not just for its excellent wines but also for its unusual runny cheese and some superb, historic fountains.

José Maria da Fonseca Azeitão

José Maria da Fonseca Azeitão
Visit our cellars

Wine barrels

Wine barrels
José Maria de Fonseca


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