Pierre Manuel de Lemos, owner
Head Chef – Kenneth Culhane
£85.00 per person
(£50 per person deposit payable on booking)
Menu and Wines
Exmouth mussel, fermented beetroot, iced horseradish pearls
Lemon roasted cauliflower cream, kolhrabi pickle, Peruvian mint and hazelnut pesto
Crispy roasted sweet potato, Arroz de Camarão, papaya, toasted almonds and fresh coconut
Dona Paulette 2015
Fusilli pasta, shitake Bolognese, roast artichoke crisp, orange and lemon beurre noisette
Creedy Carver duck, local blackberries smoked with Darjeeling tea, violet flower crisps
Touriga Nacional 2011
Chilled burnt local wild apple soup, sloe gin sour
Sika Venison wellington, cardinal purée, braised shoulder Kromesky
Dona Santana 2011
Alfrocheiro wine soaked stilton, preserved vanilla Wye valley cherries
All wine/cider will be served in 125ml measures
Some dishes may contain traces of nuts / Vegetarian menu available
Food Allergies and Intolerances: Before you order your food and drinks please speak to our staff if you have an allergy and want to know about our ingredients
Quinta de Lemos is well hidden in the beautiful valley of the Dao, the oldest wine producing region in Portugal. Located near Viseu, the regional capital, full of charm and with a medieval heart, the Quinta is set on the plateau of Beira Alta at an altitude of 340 m.
In this green haven in the centre of Portugal, the Quinta consists of 25 ha of vineyards, 3000 olive trees and beehives to produce the finest honey.
The granite and sandy soils of the Dao valley are well protected by four big mountains (Serra da Estrela, Serra do Caramulo, Serra do Bucaco and Serra da Nave), shielded from the harsh extremes of a continental climate and the humid Atlantic influences.
The name de Lemos has its origin in the Iberian peninsula. The family crest of four moons gathered in a circle symbolises not only the four compass points explored by this Portuguese family, but similarly the four mountains protecting the Quinta de Lemos within the Dao valley, and also the four wine varietals used in the Dao wines and last of all the four family values of Humanity, Simplicity, Vision and Sharing.
The Art of Winemaking
One of the unique points of the Portuguese Dao wines is their reliance on indigenous varieties. Touriga Nacional is the leading variety of the Dao and produces spicy wines with forest fruit characteristics. The Jaen is known for its peppery taste, whereas the Alfrocheiro shows a wine with velvety texture, inky depth of color and flavours of mint, flowers and fresh strawberries. Classically the Dao wine is a blend of two or more of these varietals. Each year Quinta de Lemos presents two blends and different mono-varietal wines.
Hugo was born in Viseu in 1972 and studied Oenology at the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University. Since 1997 he participated in the foundation of the Quinta de Lemos with great dedication. With his warm personality and creative mind he is a great oenologist with a preference for intense, full-bodied and palatable wines.