Where love for Nature, wine and art go hand in hand
Study wine at Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Lisbon
Studying at The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), located in the heart of Lisbon, is an exceptional experience. The school is situated in a Botanical Park with about 100 ha, with possibilities for visiting the Amphitheatre of Stone, the Belvedere, the Garden of the Parada, the Rugby field, the Astronomical Observatory, the Exhibition Pavilion, the Auditorium of Lagoa Branca, among others.
So please book an extra day after your wine course or tasting to have extra time to discover this diverse and ancestral historic and architectural inheritance.
Come and study! You can find Plansel International Wine School here:
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
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Why study wine at The Instituto Superior de Agronomia?
The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), is also the largest and most qualified Agricultural school, in Portugal, and its know-how is recognized nationally and internationally.
So when you take a walk in the vineyards from this agricultural university your guide and teacher will be Wagner Erne. Graduated WSET Diploma course and wine Advisor at Quinta da Corrieira he will tell you everything you would like to know about the latest winemaking techniques and vineyard management.
Wagner Erne is also an official Valpolicella ambassador. A specialty within a specialty as his wine passion is Italian wine. As a student at ISA, you can look forward even more to his inspired story about wine country Italy and its wines.
About wine regions around Lisboa
A strong Atlantic breeze blows through the slopes of the vineyards in this region stretching from Carcavelos( just below Lisbon) at the far south-west tip to Pombal, further to the north east.
Not only does this make the sturdy windmills on the hilltops turn merrily but the wind also delays the ripening of the grapes. This guarantee a long growing season for the grapes.
And therefore very aromatic wines.
This region is one of Portugal’s largest wine regions. Lots of VR wines are made here in addition to the 9 (!) different official D.O.C. wines.
The main white grape varieties are Arinto, Fernão Pires, Malvasia, Seara-Nova and Vital, while the red varieties include Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelão, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, as well as international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
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 are renomated industry professionals, working on international levels.
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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