Estrada Nacional 114 nº21-A 2510-425 Amoreira – Óbidos, Portugal
The creation of fruit-based liqueurs dates back to ancient times, when these were regarded as medicinal drinks, cures for the most diverse ills.
Since the times of the Roman occupation, the fruit of the sour cherry started to have an important role in the national gastronomy panorama, although with more emphasis on the West Region of Portugal.
Portugal has, in fact, in its West region, namely in the municipality of Óbidos, thanks to its particular microclimate, the best wild sour cherries in Europe. And it was for this reason that the famous Ginja liquor was born here.
It is believed that the origin of sour cherry liqueur in Portugal dates back to the 17th century, result of conventual recipes. The formula was gradually disseminated, the liqueur started being made at a family level by Óbidos residents, proud to present distinguished guests with the best sour cherries liquors.
This liqueur has a strong flavor, intensely scented with the bittersweet property of sour cherries. Ruby colered, the liqueur has two distinct varieties: with and without fruit.
The company Frutóbidos, under the brand Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos, was the pioneer in the production of liqueur from sour cherry d´Óbidos. This company has recorded a level of exponential growth over the years, where it has been collecting several national and international awards inherent to the quality of its products, produced by using traditional methods, in order to respect the authenticity of the original recipe of the Abbots of Alcobaça.
Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos, located in the village of Amoreira de Óbidos, has modern and attractive infrastructures, which invite the visit of all interested in knowing the production processes of this liquor. With this experience, visitors will also be able to count on interesting interpretative explanations by specialized guides of Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos, creating a journey through ancient times, understanding the ways of use and impacts that the fruit of the sour cherry had in societies.
With the visit of Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos factory the visitors can also have the opportunity to taste the famous sour cherry liqueur and other products derived from this fruit!
The visits are available by prior appointment and can be made in the following languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish!
Don´t waste this opportunity and visit the facilities of Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos!
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Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos liqueurs tasting
In this visit, limited to groups of 8 people, you can taste the best Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos liqueurs, and experience the visit to the factory with a specialized guide, that will explain all the historical and social-cultural impacts of the sour cherry fruit, and of course, the whole process of the tradicional production process of the Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos liqueurs.
Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos liqueurs and pastry tasting
With this experience the tradicional interpretative visit to the Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos, experience the tasting of the amazing and prize winners liqueurs, accompanied by the most fantastic and innovators sour cherry pastry products. This visit is also is limited to 8 people.
Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos team building experience
Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos has the perfect experience team building experience for your organization! In the factory of Vila das Rainhas®, Ginja of Óbidos, the participantes can count with the interpretative visit and the tradicional products tasting, but also with the most amazing experience of creating personal cocktails, having the sour cherry liquor as the key ingredient. After that the participants have the opportunity to taste every produced cocktail in the activity and name the best one of the whole competition!