Douro valley wine tour

douro valley wine tour

Why visit the Douro valley in Portugal?

Just a couple of hours away from Porto - the nearest big city - the Douro Valley has a spirit of its own. Known for its outstanding wine culture and wine tours, the Quintas and wineries in Douro Valley are a must when visiting Europe.

How many days do you need for a Douro Wine tour?

Worldly recognized for its Port wine and river cruises, theres plenty you can do. Either in a short 1-day wine tour or a 7-day tour in Porto and Douro Valley. Heres the best Douro wine tours, our clients picks for the top 5 best tours in Douro.

Where to drink wine in the Douro?

Located in Lamego, Quinta da Pacheca is one of the most famous wine properties in the Douro. At Pacheca, in the tasting tours, you will be guided through the estate and will learn its history and wine-making process.

What is a day tour in Portugal?

Day tours are the easiest and quickest way to explore somewhere new while easily fitting it into a tight travel schedule. Departing from Porto, a day trip to the Douro Valley is a great option for those looking for a countryside escape, at the doorstep of the city.

Why go to the Douro Valley?

Most work has to be done manually, the harvest not least. To see the spectacular, magnificent landscape is one of the reasons to go to the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. This is definitely one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world. Another reason to go is if you like port wine because this is where it is made.

What is the history of wine in the Douro?

The Douro Wine Region Valley, up to Barca de Alva, is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. First, the river carved the deep valleys out of the land and then Man transformed the schist mountains into soil and walls and planted the vines, green in summer, flame-coloured in autumn.

Where are the best places to visit on the Douro?

At the gateway to the Alto Douro, the Unesco world heritage heart of the Douro wine region, the sun-drenched town of Peso da Régua is a superb base for striking out into the surrounding vineyards and quintas. The town was once a hub for transporting barrels of finest port wine along the river in flat-bottomed barcos rabelos.

What makes the favaois region of Douro unique?

Favaois is unique in that it is located on a plateau on top of a mountain. So while it sits high above sea level, the region is extremely flat when compared to other hilly regions found throughout the Douro Valley. The village of Favaois is pretty much synonymous with Moscatel, a sweet wine produced from a single grape variety.

What to drink in the Douro Valley?

While Port is the crown jewel of the region’s wine production, there are also many delicious red, white, rose and sparkling wines to discover. As we typically prefer dry wines to sweet, our tour of the Douro Valley focused on table wines, olive oil, and, of course, food.

Where is the Douro wine region located?

The Douro Wine Region is located surrounding the Douro River, passing through the regions of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. The region is a very mountainous one, with the vineyards being located on the margins of the river, on very steep hills that have been prepared for this production.

What to do in the Douro region of Portugal?

This is one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing Port wine for the estate and many other plots of farmers and neighboring estates. This estate has also a small traditional winery, called the The Wine Studio. This winery has stainless steel vats and wooden barrels of four and two tons, all with temperature control.

Which is the best winery to visit in Portugal?

1. Quinta do Foz. The first stop on our wine and olive oil tour was the chic Quinta do Foz Winery. Its idyllic location on the junction of the Pinhão and Douro Rivers makes it an ideal spot to enjoy the surrounding views while tasting wines or taking leisurely hikes through the extensive gardens.

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