Inaugurated on December 25, 1995, the Wine Museum aimed to introduce the development of brewing culture of wine to visitors. It occupies an area of 1400 square meters with a collection of more than 1115 brands of wine (756 commercial wines and 359 collection wines), in which "Martle" produced in 1815 is the earliest one.
Combining culture, amusement and education into a complete entity, the museum is divided into three main parts: the area of the history of wine-making, the area of the collection of wine and that of wine display. These sections systematically introduces the brewery, the history of the growth of grape and the tools and utensils used for brewery, presenting to the visitor the modern and traditional tools connected to the wine production.
Among the newly brewed wine, about 50 varieties of them are offered for tasting, which provides people a rare chance to experience the famous wine.
There is another group of exhibits of porcelain bricks decorated with colored drawings belonging to the 18th century in the museum, in which some are original and some are replica. The drawings on the porcelain bricks concern grape wine and vineyard.
In addition, a set of mannequins was displayed with various regional dresses of different regions of Portugal.
The museum brings the visitor into contact with the development of the wine brewery as well as the social, economical and cultural importance of the wine in the Portuguese tradition, daily life and celebration rituals.
Location: Rua Luis Gonzago Gomes
Transportation: Take bus 1A, 3, 3A, 10, 10A, 10B, 12, 17, 23, 28A, 28B, 28C, 32 to Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, New Reclaimation Area.
Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 (Closed on Tuesday)