The Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition is part of the Bee Breeders competition series set in Portugal and is a collaboration with Quinta Do Monte D’Oiro, a family wine project located in the Lisbon Wine Region.

Quinta do Monte d’Oiro has been known for its idyllic wine-making conditions since the 17th century, with a privileged terroir, resting on clay-limestone soils and the influence of Atlantic winds. This unique combination has created wines with a great freshness, elegance and balance for years.

For the Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition, the family vineyard is looking to create a wine tasting room where people can gather around a table and enjoy both the magnificent wines and the magnificent views of the vineyard. Designs for the tasting room should be inviting and impressive, without seeming out of place on the family vineyard.

As the Quinta do Monte d’Oiro has expressed an interest in construction, winning designs will need to create a space that is unique to the vineyard – with the potential to become the property’s iconic landmark – while still remaining sensitive to the natural surroundings.


3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $7,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – US $3,000
2nd Prize – US $1,500
3rd Prize – US $500
+ 6 honourable mentions

“Competition Client’s Favourite” Award – US $1000

BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500


Early Bird Registration: NOVEMBER 27 – JANUARY 21
Advance Registration: JANUARY 22 – MARCH 3
Last Minute Registration: MARCH 4 – MAY 5

Closing date for registration: MAY 5, 2020
Closing date for submission: JUNE 12, 2020 (11:59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: JULY 7, 2020