♦ MANOR HOUSE ♦
We regret to inform you that as hundreds of tourists pass through the José Maria da Fonseca Manor House and José de Sousa Winery on a daily basis, our Board decided, as a measure of containment and considering the higher interests of public health and in the name of the well-being of our customers, employees and their families, to temporarily close our activity.
The interruption of all activities at our Manor House and José de Sousa Winery is scheduled to happen from 14 to 29 March. The reopening of the spaces is subject to the reassessment and permanent monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding in this moment of uncertainty that we all live.
Built in the nineteenth century, the house was restored in 1923 by the Swiss architect, Ernesto Korrodi, and was the Soares Franco family residence until the 70’s decade of the XX century. With its particularly beautiful façade and gardens, it has always been associated with the image of José Maria da Fonseca.
The visit to the Museum House begins with a brief explanation of the company’s history, followed by a tour of the ancient wine cellars: Adega da Mata and Adega dos Teares Novos, where wines such as Periquita mature, and Adega dos Teares Velhos, where the oldest Setúbal Muscatels (Muscats or Moscateis) rest, some of which are true relics over 100 years old. At the end of the tour, the visitor can sample some of the wines produced by José Maria da Fonseca.
When visiting our Wine Shop, you’ll be spoilt for choice for that special occasion and you can complement the wine with regional gourmet products.
LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE PLACE WHERE SOME OF THE MOST EMBLEMATIC WINES IN PORTUGAL LIE.
♦ TOURS ♦
When you visit the house where José Maria da Fonseca was founded in 1834, you’ll get to know the essence of a Wine Family with almost 200 years of history, where the values passed down from generation to generation are kept alive while allowing the company to project itself into the 21st century.
You can also enjoy an unparalleled wine and gastronomic tasting experience and find out about the history, flavours and essence of the wine produced here for almost two centuries.
The José Maria da Fonseca Wine Tourism was distinguished in the 2013 W Awards (awarded by the wine critic Aníbal Coutinho) as Best Wine Tourism without Accommodation for 2012. From 2015 to 2019 the Manor House José Maria da Fonseca has won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. In 2019 we received over 42 thousand visitors from 80 different countries.
♦ WINE TASTING ♦
And because a visit to a wine producer would never be complete without tasting what has been produced here for almost two centuries, at the end of the tour, each visitor will have the chance to get to know better some of our wines.
Contact us to know more about our wine tastings and regional product pairings available.
♦ EVENTS ♦
If you are looking for a special place for your next big event, José Maria da Fonseca's Manor House will provide you a unique experience.
A place full of history and tradition that guarantees a memorable event. We have a savvy team with maximum attention to details that aims to make every event a success. We provide several options for your event or meeting, such as indoor rooms, wine cellars or gardens, that we can adapt to meet your needs.
Meetings, product releases, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, weddings, christening parties or anniversaries are some of the events that you can hold at José Maria da Fonseca's Manor House.
♦ WINE SHOP ♦
And if you feel an inexplicable need to take some of our delights home with you once you’ve tasted them, don't fight it! In our shop inside the Museum House, you can purchase our wines, a wide selection of regional products and also wine accessories.
♦ WHERE TO EAT AND STAY ♦
Almost next door to the Manor House José Maria da Fonseca, you will find a range of quality restaurants and accommodation that will not only give you a wider range of options, but also the chance to get to know a little more about our region.
♦ WHERE TO EAT ♦
BY THE WINE AZEITÃO
Rua José Augusto Coelho nº1
Tlf: (+351) 21 219 1366
CASA DAS TORTAS 1910 RESTAURANT
Praça da República, Nº. 37
2925 Vila Nogueira de Azeitão
Tlm: +351 969 146 996
Tlm: +351 962 831 522
ZIMBRAL (HOTEL CASA PALMELA) RESTAURANT
Quinta do Esteval Estrada Nacional nº 10, Km 33.5
2900 - 722 Setúbal
Tlf:+351 265 249 650
Av. dos Náufragos, 29 - Edifício Roquete
Tlf: +351 212 234 853
NOVO 10 RESTAURANT
Av. Luísa Todi, 422
2900 Setúbal Tlf: +351 265 525 212
O POÇO DAS FONTAINHAS RESTAURANT
Rua das Fontainhas 98
Setúbal 2910-082 Tlf:+351 265 534 807
Portinho da Arrábida, Setúbal
Tlf: +351 212 181 177
PEDRA ALTA RESTAURANT
Largo dos Bombaldes 13
Tlf: +351 21 223 1791
LOBO DO MAR RESTAURANT
Av. dos Náufragos Porto de Abrigo
Tlf:+351 212 235 233
A TASCA DO MARCIO RESTAURANT
Rua dos Trabalhadores Agrícolas
Tlf:+351 926 014 918
Rua do Comercio 28 Aldeia Do Meco - Sesimbra
Aldeia do Meco 2970-067
Tlf:+351 212 683 901
PONTO FINAL RESTAURANT
Rua do Ginjal 72
Tlf:+351 212 960 989
A CABRINHA RESTAURANT
Beco do Bom Sucesso 4
Tlf:+351 212 764 732
SABORES DA QUINTA RESTAURANT
Avenida de Negreiros, Lote 569, Boa Água 1
2975-107 Quinta do Conde
Tlf: +351 210 892 933
Tlm: +351 961 376 5060 (bookings)
Encerra à quarta-feira
TASCA DA FATINHA RESTAURANT
Av. José Mourinho, 54
Tlf: +351 265 232 800
TI GRACINDA RESTAURANT
Rua da Florex Lote 5, Galeotas
2925 Brejos de Azeitão
Tlf: +351 212 180 723 / 917 305 466
♦ WHERE TO STAY ♦
HOTEL CASA PALMELA (5*)
Quinta do Esteval Estrada Nacional nº 10, Km 33.5
2900 - 722 Setúbal
Tlf: +351 265 249 650
Tlm: +351 969 298 381
HOTEL RURAL CLUBE DE AZEITÃO
Quinta do Bom Pastor, Vila Fresca de Azeitão
Tlf: +351 212 198 590
Fax: +351 212 191 629
SESIMBRA HOTEL & SPA
Praça da Califórnia
Tlf: +351 212 289 803
Fax: +351 212 234 865
QUINTA DE CATRALVOS
Tlf: +351 212 197 610
HOTEL DO SADO
Rua Irene Lisboa, Nº 1 e 3
Tlf: +351 265 542 800
POUSADA DE SÃO FILIPE
Forte de São Filipe - Nossa Srª. da Anunciada
Tlf: +351 265 550 070
Fax: +351 265 539 240
POUSADA DE PALMELA
Castelo de Palmela
Tlf: +351 212 351 226
Fax: +351 212 330 440
MONTADO HOTEL & GOLF RESORT
Urb. do Golf do Montado, lote 1
Tlf: +351 265 708 150
Fax: +351 265 708 159
♦ HOW TO GET THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ♦
Once in Lisbon, it becomes easier to get to José Maria da Fonseca. Whether you take public transport, including the bus or train, or go by car, there’ll be no difficulties when you finally lay eyes on this privileged place for relaxation. Because it will also always be our privilege to be your host.
BY BUS, FROM LISBON
Take the Setúbal bus from Praça de Espanha. Get off at Vila Nogueira de Azeitão. The Museum House and Shop are 50 meters away.
BY TRAIN, FROM LISBON
1. Take the train (Fertagus) to Setúbal from one of the following stations: Roma-Areeiro, Entrecampos, Sete Rios, Campolide .
2. Get off at Coina station and take a bus (Sulfertagus) to Vila Nogueira de Azeitão. The Museum House and Shop are 50 meters away from the bus terminal.