Wine Tourism

Wine Tourism

History of Favaios Wine

The famous Moscatel of Favaios, derived from the Moscatel Galego grape, has been produced in the town since the 18th century, and is currently the main driver of the local economy, reflected in all facets of the village. Soft is its aroma, sweet is its nectar.

Its floral aromas grow more than 600 metres above sea level, with the sweetness of its people intertwining with the land endowed with unique characteristics, rising up the gentle slopes of the surrounding landscape.

The history of Muscatel is a history of sweat. Of unimaginable struggles and willpower. Nectar comes from the earth, but is made by the heart. In times gone by, it was decreed that Muscatel should not be grown on the lands of Favaios, as they were taller than what was decreed by the powers that governed the production of the wines.

But the feeling of the people of Favaios was bigger than the adversities, and with this, the institution that is today one of the pillars of the community, Adega Cooperativa de Favaios, was created in 1952, with small and large producers coming together for a dream.

The dream that today is a reality. And that has reached the whole world.

Moscatel de Favaios


The connection of Moscatel of Favaios to the territory is undeniable. The terroir influences the characteristic flavour of this wine, with the climate, the soil and its aspect giving the nectar its unique sweetness. At over 600 metres above sea level, in fertile, stony soil surrounded by a cool climate, the grape variety can achieve a level of sugar and a strong, prominent aroma, giving the nectar an endearing sweetness, with hints of honey and jam, touched up by discreet tones of orange, tangerine, apricot and butter.

The characteristics of the grape variety influenced by this unique terroir also allow it to be used to create sparkling wines and dry white wines that are highly appreciated.

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Local Accommodation

Bread and Wine Museum

Enclosed in this simple place, there is a story that needs to be told. A story based on the values and dreams of its inhabitants. The Bread and Wine Museum, housed in a building dating from the 18th century, dynamically interprets the history of Favaios wine and bread, seeking to transmit the processes and experiences of two of the main assets of the village.