The Terras Sem Sombra Festival brings together, since 2013, music, heritage and biodiversity in a serene chord that sounds beyond the plain.With the aim of sharing the cultural and natural legacy of the Alentejo, the Festival presents what most fascinating has to offer, from historical centres to rural areas, from wildlife to local ethnographies.Our ambition is to project this region, nationally and internationally, as a territory of unique identity that stands as a remarkable "destiny of art and nature".
And as Alentejo has a soundtrack, a sound design, an inheritance of sounds, this is the stage for the great adventure of music. The Terras Sem Sombra has an itinerant character pursuing this melodic heritage, that sublime song of the eternal nightingale.Its focus is on cultural decentralization, the formation of new audiences and the irradiation of Alentejo. In addition to the concerts, the free access program integrates master classes, theme conferences, guided tours and practical training actions.Follow us along this path and awaken the senses to the emotions of this land.
In its mission to encourage and make known regional products, every year Terras sem Sombra highlights a product of unquestionable reference.
Terras sem sombra 2018 product
Diogo Fernandes . Talha Wine of Centennial Vineyards
The Cooperative Winery of Vidigueira, Cuba and Alvito embraced a new initiative in 2017: it produces a talha wine exclusively from grapes from centuries-old vineyards, using the region's very popular vinification process. For this purpose, uses grapes harvested mainly in the parish of Vila Alva (Cuba), where the oldest vines of the area are found, many of them planted before 1930. About 6 ha of land belonging to its members were used. Although the historic vineyards have smaller productions, their grapes have a more refined quality. According to Luís Morgado Leão, oenologist of the Cooperative Winery, they are more concentrated bunches,
complex in aromas and flavours, allowing to create unique and intense wines, full of personality. The main wine castes that come in the making of this white wine are the traditional Antão Vaz, Roupeiro, Manteúdo, Diagalves, Larião and Perrum. Sponsored by the Terras Sem Sombra Festival, as part of its activities to safeguard biodiversity, this project aims to preserve the rich viticultural heritage of the region. This legacy tends to disap- pear, but there are still a substantial number of vineyards with characteristics suitable for its conservation. It is thus intended to defend them and make them better known.