Places to Visit in The Algarve – Adega do Cantor

"adega do cantor algarve"The Algarve region is increasingly becoming known for producing some fantastic wines so while you are in the Algarve why not pay a visit to one of the most famous wineries in the area – the Adega do Cantor in Guia, near Albufeira.

The Adega do Cantor winery has become famous primarily because it is partly owned by the famous British singer Sir Cliff Richard but over the years the wine produced at the boutique winery has started to shine for itself – although the endorsement of Sir Cliff never fails to help!

The winery is very easy to get to and is located in the central region of the Algarve.  If you do not hire a car then you can speak to a local tour provider to arrange a trip.  if you are driving yourself then you head for the Algarve Shopping centre in Guia (near to Albufeira and located on the EN125 road).  The winery is behind the shopping centre and you enter along a long drive that takes you to where the tours begin.

All tours at the Adega do Cantor winery need to be booked in advance, you cannot just turn up and join in one of the tours because the winery is a small place and tours have to be organised to make sure that everyone is able to get the best from the trip without it being over crowded.

Many people go to the winery hoping to catch a glimpse of Sir Cliff Richard (his house can be seen from the top of the winery and is pointed out during the tour) however, Sir Cliff does not live in the Algarve all of the time and it is unlikely that you will even notice him if he was there as he likes to keep a low profile most of the time.

If you are very keen on spotting Sir Cliff then the best time to go is during August when he most likely to be on the farm and look out for a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses!

The tour around the winery is not very long and it is basically an introduction to wine for many people with a tasting session of the wines following the tour and then a chance for anyone who would like to buy some wine or memorabilia from the small shop on the site.

A trip to the Adega do Cantor winery is a must for anyone who wants to learn a little more about wine in an informal setting and for anyone who has every wondered about just how wine is produced in the Algarve.

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