Casa Sintra is an architect-designed villa surrounded by pine trees located only a few minutes from the beautiful beaches and near the UNESCO-listed Portuguese town of Sintra.
How would you describe the villa in a nutshell?
The villa is the perfect fusion between art and wine, set in a beautiful viticultural landscape and with an incredible atmosphere that can only be felt and explained right here. Everyone returns and that explains almost everything!
What is the story behind the villa, what was your inspiration to create it?
We were inspired by our love for wine and all the viticultural landscapes around the world. There was an opportunity to establish a unique, boutique wine project close to Lisbon and we decided this could be our starting point in a longer adventure. Our dream is to use the villa to leverage other properties in the main Portuguese wine regions.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of the villa?
At the villa, you’ll experience a modern art gallery atmosphere that can be enjoyed by everyone. It occupies a very old winery that has been converted into a residential dwelling that exudes comfort and refinement. When you first step inside and throughout your stay, there will always be new, small details that you will fall in love with.
To you personally, what is so special about the villa?
Throughout our life, we dreamt of many things, some of which were very simple, such as a holiday in a special place, and others more extravagant, like a car or a house.
The villa is an expression of my dream house. It’s old yet modern, highly comfortable and refined, as well as being artistic and full of “natural paintings” that you can observe through the giant windows. They are like living artworks that reflect the natural light throughout the day and follow the seasons through the cycle of the vineyards.
It’s my two passions for life — art and wine — combined in one house!
What do you particularly like about this part of Portugal?
The villa is located in the west of Portugal in an area that is only now being discovered by tourists. As with the rest of the country, it’s full of historical places, wonderful beaches and lots of golf courses, as well as great food and even better wines! It’s a huge surprise for those who dare to venture away from Porto and Lisbon and set off on an adventure through this unique country.
I came here to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discovered a place where the quality of life is enormous. This is a result of its close proximity to several small towns and the Portuguese capital while still being in the countryside.