Albergue do Bonjardim
All efforts which were put into rebuilding it belong to history. What counts are the results: a luxury based Turismo de Habitação bed & breakfast in the manor house and an internationally acclaimed wine brand Bonjardim. Fun fact: in 1990, back then chairman of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce Mr. Karthaus was the very first guest of the Albergue do Bonjardim bed & breakfast.
Huub and Wil’s aim is to add value to the region by producing organic boutique wines, following local traditions and respecting nature. The Bonjardim wine production is limited to three hectares, producing only 35 hl per hectare; the focus is on special top-notch wines. Huub and Wil employ local workforce for their labor-intensive organic vinification process. The Albergue do Bonjardim passion pours through the entire winemaking process: from carefully selecting grapes to traditional vinification in granite tanks and from bottling and labeling at the wine estate itself to personally marketing the wines at wine tastings all over Europe. Huub: ‘The Bonjardim wines’ unique terroir is harnessed by natural vines, a special microclimate and the use of organic products. Our certificate of organic produce is a sacred document’.