Quinta Do Frances Winery, Silves

4.5
#3 of 21 in Wineries in Faro District
Winery / Vineyard · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Welcome to Quinta do Francês Estate Family

Nestled in the hills of Silves, the Odelouca River Valley is home to Quinta do Francês vineyard. GPS: 37° 13′ 1.52″ N 8° 30′ 32.53″ W

This is the ideal soil (on south facing slopes) where the red varieties of vine, Trincadeira, Aragonês (tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah were planted in 2002.

The hot and dry Algarvian climate, can over stress the vines, but fanned by the cool Atlantic sea breezes caming from the South, do reduce the over ripening process.

On the other hand the poor schist, clay soil, that limits the water intake, can create just enough stress to concentrate the grapes, thus producing the remarkable wine from this vineyard.

Those reasons along with extreme care on selecting and handling our precious grapes enables us to produce medal winning wines, from the vine to the bottle.
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  • Fantastic & educational wine tour. Had a wonderful and personable guide who showed us the processes of the winery as well as sharing some great stories of their experience. The wine was also...  more »
  • little winery. some interesting wines. but too "young" we can taste only 2018. winery produces only 50 000 bottles per year. Sopem good wines but not exceptional.  more »
  • Just go there! We are impressed over this family who have such a passion for there grapes! An interesting tour and tasting with the owner Fatima. Well worth every euro! The surrounding is beautiful...  more »
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  • Very nice wine tasting and tour. The winery is beautiful. The meat and cheese plate was very pricey for what you get, but we still enjoyed the wine and experience.
  • A detailed tour that was well worth the visit. Lovely tapas, generous wine sample and plenty of options to buy. The syrah is fantastic.
  • Beautiful setting for a very informative personal tour followed by a tasting and tapas. Well worth the drive in from the coast and combine with a visit to Silves
  • Had a beautiful tour and wine tasting experience here in 2017 drove up ourselves no one else there it felt very luxury!
  • Cellar Door was open for walk ups during winter which was amazing! Minimal cover charge for tastings, but the portions are big and no pressure to buy. Good Hearty Reds too.

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