Garden of the Soares dos Reis National Museum hosts Essência Festival

1 de August, 2023

The garden of the Soares dos Reis National Museum is the stage chosen for the second edition of Vinho Verde – Essência Festival (Art, Wine, Food, Music), taking place from 8 to 10 September.


The Essência Festival lives the Vinhos Verdes between gastronomy, music, concerts and art, creating a unique environment, in an emblematic garden of Porto, where wine lovers, foodies, festival-goers and onlookers gather to celebrate one of the last weekends of the summer.

In all, 40 producers from the Demarcated Region of Vinhos Verdes will present the diversity of the offer currently available, from light and fresh white wines to the most complex, gastronomic and long-lived wines, native to unique grape varieties such as Alvarinho, Loureiro or Avesso, among many others. There will also be pleasure rosés, Atlantic reds and character reds, sparkling wines to toast to all occasions.


Five restaurants and five other food trucks will be in continuous operation at the festival, providing an eclectic list of gastronomic options, from grilled meats to flavors of the sea, from savory snacks to sweets.


The Gentlemen’s Market will bring together iconic brands, the “Mãos na Massa” sessions will challenge authentic cooking classes, there will be tastings led by experts, games and activities to share with the family, DJ’s performances and even the Banquet, where mastery from renowned chefs is harmonized with a refined selection of wines with the finger of a sommelier.


The daily schedule of concerts is already defined with performances by GNR, Os Azeitonas and Roda de Samba Cravo e Canela.


Program available for consultation.


Entrance at Rua de Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 47


Friday | 17:00 – 00:00
Saturday | 12h00 – 00h00
Sunday | 12h00 – 22h00