Winter Escape - 5 Days Picking, Distilling and Cooking the Old Way

Local farmers, bakers and artesans open their doors to share ancient traditions and the comfort of slow cooking around the fireplace.



Immerse into the most genuine side of the Algarve in a charming and intimate atmosphere: the winter season with its unique products and rituals. The citrus harvest, the artisanal distillation of "Medronho" firewater and the art of cooking and gathering by the fireplace inspire this 4 nights (5 days) retreat.


The Curator

The Curator

Italian, a lover of Mediterranean cuisine, she has been committed to introducing the unique flavours of Algarve cuisine to the world for 10 years. She gives her best at the table surrounded by food lovers.

The Cycling Farmer

The Cycling Farmer

Matteo is a repentant banker, who found in the Algarve the pleasure of living in contact with nature and of leading culinary tours by bicycle (electric so as not to get too tired) through the breathtaking landscapes of inland Algarve.

The Grill Master

The Grill Master

Jose' is a professional nurseryman of roses and ornamental plants and a real wild-life enthusiast. His unique ability to lighting a fire with any tool and cooking outdoor, made him famous in the community. He detests any food waste and every fruit picked from his trees is transformed into a delicious jam or chutney.

The  Alchemist

The Alchemist

David is a young food engineer and the first vinegar producer in the Algarve with a passion for sea catch. He loves holding cooking workshops to show the versatility of vinegar in cooking in his many recipes from cocktails to tuna steak.

The 'Medronhist'

The 'Medronhist'

Jorge will guide you through the fascinating world of liqueurs and distillation, which holds no secrets for him, as he has memory of distilling in his family house since he was born. Jorge is a gourmet and loves family meals cooked by his wife Esmeralda.

The Citrus Farmer

The Citrus Farmer

João is a very eclectic man with a lot of passions. He's committed to growing organic citrus fruits on the land of his grandmother Gloria, avoiding any waste and pesticides. He spent most of his life playing guitar with his band around the world.






Welcome in Algarve Discovery Menu

After checking and setting in your accommodation, a welcome dinner will take you to a world of new flavours and refined combinations of vinegars, sauces and delicious finger food.



The Citrus Farm

João will introduce you to the fascinating world of citrus farming and will open his door to share a day full of picking, cooking and chatting around the fire of his 100 years old family house.



Baking Carnival cakes in a real wood-fired oven

After a morning spent visiting Silves food market and its cobble streets, we will dive into a hands-on workshop in a real bakery, learning how to cook the most traditional pastries of a typical Algarvian Carnival



The Secrets of Medronho Distillation

A local family living in the high-lands of the Algarve since many generations, opens the door of his distillery to share the magic of the famous Fruit Brandy "Medronho".



Farewell breakfast

Time to say goodbye....a little secret awaits you...

What's Included

What's Included


Cooking Classes


3 Meals per day

All Beverages

Group Transfers for daily activities

Transfer from/to the Airport

Special Dietary Requirements

Extra Wine Bottles

Add Ons

Transfer from/to Faro Airport

Price of 100 euros is the total value for a two ways transfer no matters if you are 1 person or more.


1 Extra Night Before or After the Retreat


2 Extra Nights Before or After the Retreat


Gluten free, Vegan or Vegetarian


Transfer from/to Lisbon or Sevilla Airport



The hosting B&B is located in the heart of Silves Countryside, right in the center of the Algarve, 15 minutes driving from the famous Seven Hanging Valleys.

It is possible to book the transfer from/to the Airport as an extra from the reservation page. Pricing is 100 euros two ways (pick-up and drop off the day of check-out). If possible (depending on flights time) we will try to arrange a group transfer with other guests of the same retreat in order to share this value among participants.

Of course it is. If you like to arrive 1 or 2 days before or leave 1 or 2 days after, you can simply add this extra nights during the reservation process on our platform.

Of course! Solo travellers can choose to book a shared options in one of our cabin or a private accommodation in the annex.  We usually have many solo travellers on our retreats!

Families with children over 14 years old are welcome. There is one garden cabin ideal for a family that can host up to 4 people, 2 adults and 2 children.

Of course we can! Vegetarian or Vegan options are available to book for an extra-cost during the reservation process on this platform.

Winter Escape - 5 Days Picking, Distilling and Cooking the Old Way

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