Jose Maria da Fonseca
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. José Maria da Fonseca has been producing wines since 1834, resulting from the shared passion of a family that knows how to preserve and project the memory and prestige of its founder. Aware of the responsibility of being the oldest producer of table wine and Setúbal Moscatel in Portugal. José 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 old wineries: Adega da Mata and Adega dos Teares Novos, where wines like Periquita mature, and Adega dos Teares Velhos, where the oldest muscatel of Setúbal rest, some of which are true relics over 100 years old. At the end of the tour, the visitor can taste some of the wines produced by José Maria da Fonseca.
From 12:00 pm to 00:00 am
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 Praça de Espanha. Get off at Vila Nogueira de Azeitão. Museum House and Shop is 50 meters away.
BY TRAIN, FROM LISBON
1. Take the train (Fertagus) to Setúbal from one of the following stations: Roma-Areeiro, Entre-campos, Sete Rios, Campolide .
2. Get off at Coina station and take a bus (Sulfertagus) to Vila Nogueira de Azeitão. The Museum House and Shop are 50 meters away from the bus terminal.
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