Jose Maria da Fonseca is a family business with almost two centuries of history. One that has known how to stay up-to-date without ever sitting back on its laurels. Jose Maria da Fonseca has been making wines since 1834, resulting from the shared passion of a family that has known how to preserve and project the memory and the prestige of its founder. Well aware of the responsibility of being the oldest producer of table wine and Setubal Moscatel in Portugal. Jose Maria da Fonseca follows a philosophy of permanent development, constantly investing in research and production. The company has one of the largest ampelographic collections in the world. It means that it owns and develops over 560 different types of planted varieties, representing a truly alive wine-growing "museum". All this winegrowing potential has led to the development of unique products on the market. The visit to the Museum House begins with a brief explanation of the company’s history, followed by a tour of the ancient wine cellars: Adega da Mata and Adega dos Teares Novos, where wines such as Periquita mature, and Adega dos Teares Velhos, where the oldest Setubal Muscatels rest, some of which are true relics over 100 years old. At the end of the tour, the visitor can sample some of the wines produced by Jose Maria da Fonseca.
WORKING HOURS Everyday From 12:00 pm to 00:00 am SUMMER 1st July to September Monday to Sunday 6:00 pm to 00:00 am How to Get There BY BUS, FROM LISBON Take the Setúbal bus from Praca de Espanha. Get off at Vila Nogueira de Azeitao. The Museum House and Shop are 50 meters away.
BY TRAIN, FROM LISBON 1. Take the train (Fertagus) to Setubal from one of the following stations: Roma-Areeiro, Entrecampos, Sete Rios, Campolide . 2. Get off at Coina station and take a bus (Sulfertagus) to Vila Nogueira de Azeitao. The Museum House and Shop are 50 meters away from the bus terminal. If you want to visit Jose Maria da Fonseca BOOK Arrabida wine excursion here