Wine Tasting | Herdade da Cardeira

On 16 March, at 6pm, Borba’s Interactive Museum House will host Filipe Ladeiras, winemaker at Herdade da Cardeira, for another Wine Tasting, accompanied by regional snacks.

This property, located in Orada, in the municipality of Borba, defends the idea that wine is the result of a creative process that begins in the vineyard, passes through the cellar and ends with the bottle being opened by the consumer.

Date: 16 March 2024

Time: 6pm

Venue: Borba Interactive House Museum

Price: 10€

Registration

E-mail: geral@emrezio.pt . Telephone: +351 925 076 864.

Organic Wine Tasting | Courelas da Torre

On February 17th, at 6 p.m., Borba’s Interactive House-Museum opens its cellar doors to welcome producer Rui Falé, from Courelas da Torre, for an evening of tastings of organic wines accompanied by regional snacks.


Date: 17th February 2024

Time: 6pm

Venue: Borba Interactive Museum House

Price: 10€

Registration

E-mail: geral@emrezio.pt. Telephone: +351 925 076 864

Valentine’s Programme | Motorcycle Sidecar Guided Tour through the Battle of Montes Claros

Wine tourism experiences in Borba to share with your better half.

This Valentine’s Day, surprise your partner with a programme that takes you on a journey through the history of the Battle of Montes Claros, in a motorbike sidecar.

Finish off with a tasting of Talha wines, accompanied by a snack of Alentejo bread, Borba olive oil, a cheese board and regional cured meat.

Date: 14th February 2024

Venue: Casa Museu Interativa de Borba | Campo da Batalha de Montes Claros – Borba/ Rio de Moinhos

Price

1-hour tour for 2 people: 80€

2-hour tour for 2 people: 100€

Booking

E-mail: geral@emrezio.pt Telephone: +351 925 076 864

Carnival at the Museum | Roman Masks

Visit and workshops for families

Inspired by ancient Rome, its winemaking techniques in clay pots, traditions and plays, we will create a carnival mask inspired by Roman theatre through clay!

After learning about the process of “Vinho de Talha” – the technique of making wine in clay pots left by the Romans over 2000 years ago – and how this nectar of the gods is still made in the Alentejo, we’ll travel back to ancient Rome.

We challenge families to create their own clay mask, inspired by the Roman masks used in theatre plays in the 1st century BC.

Around the 1st century BC, theatre in Ancient Rome was a diverse artistic form, ranging from street theatre and acrobatics at festivals to the staging of comedies by Roman playwrights, religious performances of a serious or satirical nature.

In Latin, Persona is the word for mask. Unlike today, where the mask has the role of concealing identity, at the time the mask was simply the object through which the actor personified his character.

When it came to painting and portraiture, the Romans were more realistic than the Greeks. They created detailed reproductions of faces. These masks represented generic types: young people, adult men, women, gods or kings.

Date: 10 and 11 February 2024

Times: Sessions at 10.30am and 2.30pm

Venue: EM Rézio – Borba Interactive House Museum

Price: 15€ | Ticket valid for 1 adult + 1 child

Registration

Prior registration required.

E-mail: geral@emrezio.pt. Telephone: +351 925 076 864

3rd Edition | Pinceladas de Vinho – Urban Sketching

Borba’s Interactive Museum House is hosting the 3rd edition of “Pinceladas de Vinho”, which will take place in Borba on 9 March.

In partnership with USkBadajoz and USkCáceres, the Urban Sketching event promises to immerse you in the incomparable wine-growing atmosphere that Borba preserves.

The programme includes sketching around the Casa-Museu de Vinho de Talha and the town, followed by lunch in the winery with typical cuisine and Alentejo Traditional Choir.

You can find out more and register via the following links:

Activity Information

Application Form

Talha Wine: The Origin

The Talha wine is produced by hand using the ancient technique of fermenting grapes in clay pots. This technique dates back to Roman times and has remained unchanged for over 2000 years, passing down from generation to generation.

It was the ancient Romans who introduced vineyards, winemaking techniques to the Iberian Peninsula viticulture and the art of wine making.

The large amount of archaeological finds, Roman ruins and engravings in the Alentejo region demonstrate the previous and strong Roman presence in Hispania. Some of them show how the Romans made wine and stored their wines in pots and vases similar, or even identical, to the talhas.

Talha, which derives from the Latin “Tinalia” means vase or vessel of large dimensions. A carving is, therefore, a clay pot, more or less less porous, which is intended for fermentation and storage of musts wines and various liquid products such as olive oil and vinegar. They come in different sizes and shapes but rarely exceed two meters in height and one ton in weight, which can, at most, contain 2,000 liters of must.

It is said that carvings appeared in Georgia, where they are called qvevris, in the year 6000 BC. A qvevri was found on Mount Khrami dating from this period, proudly decorated with bunches of grapes in relief.

Christmas Holidays at the Museum

This Christmas, the Casa Museu Interativa de Borba invites all children and young people between the ages of 5 and 14 to take part in the holiday programme prepared for the month of December.

Dates: 20, 21 and 22 December

Times: 9.30am to 12.30pm – 2.30pm to 5pm

Price: Half day: €10 | Full day: €15

Live Fado Concert

The Casa Museu Interativa de Borba opens its cellar doors and invites you to a Fado Night with friends, wine and snacks!
We welcomed Carlos Arvanas, Rute Sousa, José Geadas on viola and António Barros on Portuguese guitar.

Date: December 1st

Time: 9pm

Place: Borba Interactive House Museum

Price: Minimum consumption 10€

Registration

E-mail: geral@emrezio.pt. Telephone: +351 925 076 864

VICTOR NORUEGAS LIVE

On the 24th of March at 21:00h, at Casa Museu Interativa de Borba, we received Victor Noruegas, for another night of live music!

Free entry with a minimum consumption of €10 (snacks and wine).

Bring your friends!

Reservations
Email: geral@emrezio.pt
Phone: 925 076 864

Price
€10.00

ALENTEJO AT TABLE WITH WINE AND MUSIC

On the 29th of October at 21:00, we will have an evening full of history, music and wine!
We received the historian José CaladoGisélia and David Ferreira.
Registration is mandatory!

Join us!

Reservations
Email: geral@emrezio.pt
Phone: 925 076 864

Price
€20.00
Includes: Concert + Snack + 2 Glasses of Wine