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Visit a cork factory

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Discover the story and witness the processes of one of the most characteristic industries in Portugal. You will never look at cork the same way!

Cork was used by the Romans and Asians many years before Christ was born? And it was an Englishman who invented the cork stopper for wine bottles? All the top champagne producers will only ever use cork from Portugal for their bottling operations because they consider it to be the best quality.

Portugal is the largest producer in the world today, with the Algarve and parts of the Alentejo producing the most superior quality cork in the world. Fifty percent of the world’s production of cork comes from Portugal and is the country’s main export.

A visit to a local cork factory Eco-Cork Factory Francisco Carrusca in São Brás de Alportel covers the learn all about the production process of cork. Visit us and discover the incredible world of this noble and typical Portuguese material!

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