In Cork Country…

We spent the last few days at a wedding in a town called Sobral de Monte Agraço. The name itself reffers to a wood of cork oak trees and the city’s crest features a cork oak tree

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The interesting thing about this place though is that it might not have ever featured cork oaks at all but actually the lands where the city lies was offered to a prominent family called the Sobral Family which was offered the hill where the city lies in the 12th century.

Nonetheless the crest and name are definetly a refference to a cork oak woods. 🙂

Today Sobral is surrounded by vineyards and is known as the heart of the wine from the Portuguese Estremadura or the Greater Lisbon Area..

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