Wine courses at the Tejo Region
Ode winery was founded in 1902, so it has a long history. Nowadays, Ode Winery is a state of the art wine producer located in the quiet surroundings of Vila Chã de Ourique, a quiet historical township 50 minutes from downtown Lisbon in the wine region Tejo
It is a great privilege to study at ODE Winery! This is because the winemaker from ODE Winery is also a Plansel International Wine School teacher: Maria Vicente. Between the impressive oak foudres, brass stills and stainless-steel deposits she helps you to discover all the wine’s aromas!
PIWS has vineyards and wineries at six locations. At WSET Level 2, we gratefully use this opportunity to explain the work in the vineyard and the winemaking process. Students find it an unforgettable experience to see all the theory in practice like this.
Join our wine courses at ODE winery, visit us at:
Rua Coronel Lopes Mateus, 13
Vila Chã de Ourique, Cartaxo
Tejo: Where Lime stone soil cultivate many grape varieties
The rich limestone soil on the farm allows for the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties, from the local Arinto, Fernão Pires, Alvarinho, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and international like Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
These International grapes are an important part of the WSET courses.
With Maria’s experience in international wine juries, she enthusiastically explains how these wines should taste.
Spread throughout the 96ha of Ode Farm, our vineyards supply the grapes not only for our exceptional wines but also provide a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life for Ode’s winery visitors and resort guests alike. So studying wine at ODE Winery will give our students an exceptional experience.
The terroir of the region is strongly determined by the nature of the river and has a powerful, characteristic influence on the soil and climate of TEJO wine region
Ode Winery in the TEJO REGION
In the heart of Portugal less then 100 km from the capital city Lisbon we find the Tejo region.
To the Portuguese, Tejo is known as the land of vineyards, olive groves, cork forests, Mertolengo cattle, and the famous Lusitano horses.
But for lovers of Portuguese wines TEJO means lively, affordable wines with fruity characteristics and high natural acidity.
Formerly known as Ribatejo, since 2009 the region has now simply been called Tejo and is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the country.
Vineyards decorate the banks of the River Tejo (Tagus in English) since Roman times, and the influence of past cultures that grew grapes is evident in the many architectural relics that abound throughout the landscape.
The region’s wines offer a diverse range of styles to suit different tastes and budgets. Tejo’s indigenous red grapes include Touriga Nacional, Portugal’s most famous grape variety, as well as Trincadeira and Castelão. The aromatic Fernão Pires and vibrant Arinto produce the region’s most refreshing white wines. These indigenous grapes are doing great in Tejo’s warm climate and complex soils,
Why choose Plansel International Wine School
Wine School of the year
Plansel is an approved program provider from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust: WSET.
All of our teachers completed the WSET® Educator Training Programme.
The judges from the Portugal Prestige Awards were particularly impressed by the selection of courses available at Plansel International Wine School, who take students on a journey from beginners to advanced experts.
We want to help you to become the best ambassador possible when it comes to promoting the culinary heritage of Portugal. Therefore we work together with the Portuguese Ministry of Tourism
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