It was time to head to the beautiful Algarvean hills, to join in with 3 evenings of festivities in Monchique.
This festival celebrated the locally distilled drink of Medronho brandy, made from the red berry-fruit of the Arbutus unedo tree (‘Strawberry’ tree). Along with the locally produced presunto (ham), which is a traditional Algarvean cured ham. The people of Monchique are understandably very proud of both these traditional artisan products of the Algarve. Live Music and local entertainment was also provided.[...]