Annual Summer Vineyard Concerts
The echo of Danish opera can be heard in the vineyards of Alentejo every summer in late May or early June. Every year since 2001, we have staged our Annual Summer Vineyard Concerts, ‘Allegro in Alentejo’ with acclaimed international artists. During the past years we have welcomed from the Royal Copenhagen Opera and the Fynske Opera, Ulla Kudsk Jensen (Mezzo Soprano), Jesper Buhl (Baritone) and Mats Knutsson (piano) , who have performed well known arias and duets against a backdrop of the verdant summer vineyard.
Other artists in past years have included French piano protégés, including the lovely pianist/composer Clara Ponty, daughter of Jean-Luc Ponty. Clara was so enraptured by the Alentejo during her visit, that she named one of her songs “Cortes de Cima” and another song “Alentejo“. As a thank you for her song, we gave her a wine, naming our white varietal wine for her – ”Clara”.
During the intermission, there is a wine-tasting featuring the full range of the Cortes de Cima single vineyard varietals, followed by a sumptuous post-concert Gala Buffet Dinner prepared by Chef Bjarne Otto.
Danish Christmas Lunch and Wine Tasting
Plan a weekend outing to the Alentejo in early December, and let us help you get into the Christmas spirit! Our Danish chef, Bjarne Otto, will be serving a buffet of traditional Danish Christmas fare, served with a complete tasting of our entire range of currently available wines, while admiring the views from our winery tasting room of the winter vineyard. And of course, our Cellar Door Shop will be open if you want to take some bacchanal Christmas presents home with you. Read more about last year’s event on our blog here!