ARTISANSHIP

Artisans of the Algarve & Alentejo

Due to our location set on the border on both the Algarve and Alentejo, we can experience both of their wonderful traditions and products. Artisanal expertise that has been handed down through the generations of family businesses or tradition. You can witness local artisans at work, while making two of the most authentic products of the Algarve and Alentejo.

Artisan tours around MANA

Medronho

We have over 20ha of our land covered with the so called strawberry trees , a tree covered with fruits that contain high amounts of vitamine-c and can make a great jam. The Portuguese locals however use these fruits to make the famous ‘Aguardente de Medronhos’. Join us in seeing how this strawberry fruit–based brandy comes alive. 

Cork production

In both of these southern regions of Portugal you will come across of large amounts of cork trees. Not strange as in fact Portugal is the largest supplier of cork in the world, with over 50% of all cork production coming from here. Also here at MANA we have dozens of trees that we harvest and sell for production. Come and join us on a tour to see how this tree bark turns in to a product.

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