Discover the best winery of the Algarve

Study wine at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate

Wine courses in Algarve. Study your wine course at Quinta dos Vales with Plansel International Wine School

Study your next wine courses in Algarve when your passions are wine, art and when you love the south coast of Portugal with the most lovely climate of the Algarve, then this is the best place you can study a wine course. Quinta dos Vales is a superb wine estate situated in the heart of the Western Algarve.

Join our wine courses at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, visit us at:

Quinta dos Vales
Sítio dos Vales, CP 112
8400-031 Estômbar, Lagoa
Algarve, Portugal

Quinta dos Vales – Leading Wine Producer in Algarve

There is no better place to learn about wine than in an environment surrounded by wine; an environment that breathes wine. PIWS offers wine courses at the most extraordinary wine spots in Portugal. 6 of these locations have a vineyard and a winery.

During the WSET 2 course, the wine teacher takes his students on an inspiring walk and Quinta dos vales 44 hectare estate is now considered one of the best wineries in the Algarve. With recognition from international organizations and visitors coming from far and wide.

Wine Courses in the Algarve

Learn from industry professionals at an awe-inspiring location

When art meets wine and wine – wine courses in Algarve region

From vine to bottle the  wine philosophy of Quinta dos Vales is based on quality. They believe this is the reason why Quinta dos Vales has very quickly become the leading wine producer in the up-and-coming Algarvian wine industry.

Beside wines  Quinta dos Vales also offers art
Art and wine have always had a close relationship, but they have never been closer than at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, where stunning sculptures can be enjoyed together with high quality award-winning wines. In several garden locations you will find an exhibition of well over a hundred pieces in different styles, materials and sizes.

Quinta dos Vales offers also accommodation allowing you optimal time to study and prepare for an exam. Or fully reminisce after a delicious wine course or tasting. Just mention that you are a PIWS student so that you can take advantage of special conditions

In short, the best place to offer various wine courses and wine tastings.

Vineyards in Algarve – Quinta dos Vales

Overlooking the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve region has some of the best — and most beautiful — wineries in the world. Algarve is the most southern region of Portugal. Many tourists come here to visit the finest beaches and top-class golf courses. But among the rolling hills and stunning views, you will also find an abundance of exceptional wineries further inland. The temperate climate and constant sunshine create the ideal location for growing grapes, making it a world-class destination for any wine lover.

When the Romans reached the southwestern point of the Algarve, they thought it was the end of the world, where the waters of the ocean boiled at sunset. Yet despite the impending sense of doom (or perhaps because of it), they planted vines in the region, finding the temperate climate and fertile terroir a nirvana for wine-growing.

Todays wines coming from the Algarve 

Nowadays, wines are produced from Negra Mole, Castelão and Trincadeira, making a warm, velvety red. Top DO white wines using grapes like Arinto, Malvasia Fina and Crato Branco (Síria) taste delicate and smooth. A significant number of Algarve Vinho Regional wines also allow producers even more versatility, with sparkling and late-harvest wines recently released.

Quinta dos Vales - wine course location at Plansel International Wine School

Why choose Plansel International Wine School

Wine School of the year

WSET level 3 in Portugal - understanding the world of wines

Plansel is an approved program provider from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust: WSET.

All of our teachers completed the WSET® Educator Training Programme.


Best wineschool in portugal - wineschool winner of the year

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

Meet Our Teachers

pedro ramos - teacher at Plansel wine school
Pedro Ramos
Wilmy Matton, cofounder and teacher at Plansel International Wine School
Wilmy Matton
Wagner Erne - WSET instructor at Plansel International wine school
Wagner Erne
Maria Vicente - WSET teacher at Plansel International Wine school
Maria Vicente
Giovanni - WSET instructor Portugal
Giovanni Arpaia
Izabela Kaminska - teacher at Plansel Wine School
Izabella Kaminska
Ilona Akulova - teacher at Plansel International Wine School
Ilona Akulova

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