Algarve towns launch joint bid for European Wine City

Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos and Silves present ‘Algarve Golden Terroir’

From left: Lagoa’s Mayor Luís Encarnação, Albufeira’s Mayor José Carlos Rolo and Silves’s Mayor Rosa Palma

– April 7, 2022

The Algarve boroughs of Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos and Silves presented a joint bid for the title of European Wine City 2023 at the BTL tourism fair in Lisbon in March. The title is awarded by the European Network of Wine Cities (RECEVIN). The boroughs, which are applying as part of the Association of Portuguese Wine Municipalities (AMPB), say their ‘Algarve Golden Terroir’ bid will represent “the wholeAlgarve, from the mountains to the sea”. The idea for these four boroughs to team up had been in the pipeline for two years.

Lagoa Mayor Luís Encarnação said the goal of the bid  is to “pay tribute to the extraordinary work that is being done by our winemakers” to elevate the quality of Algarve wines.

“We want to bring to the Algarve a distinction that RECEVIN awards to emerging regions, those that truly want to develop such an important product like wine tourism,” said Encarnação.

“We believe it is a product that can be valued year-round and will help mitigate the effects of seasonality. I feel confident that we will be able to bring this important distinction to the Algarve, thanks to everything that Lagoa, Albufeira, Lagos and Silves, and the whole Algarve, have to offerexcellent wines, unique gastronomy, our beaches, a tradition for knowing how to make visitors feel welcome and a great capacity to organise events such as this one,” Encarnação said.


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