The Most Emblematic Wineries in Douro Valley - Part Two
If you do are a wine lover Douro Valley Region is in that case a must-visit place any time soon. Wineries and vineyards were sprinkled by along the valley and its man-made slopes that characterize the Douro landscape.
The claimed wineries of Douro Valley on the spotlight - Part Two
This is the second part of "the most emblematic wineries to visit in Douro Valley". The first part took you on a trip of wine and breathtaking views wrapped in history and culture, be ready to keep traveling through the wine and flavors of the most bespoke wineries in Douro Valley.
Quinta do Vallado
Quinta do Vallado exists in the heart of Douro Valley for more than 300 years. This is a solid piece that states the development of the first demarcated wine region of the world and living and breathing piece of history. This Quinta is one of the most renowned and awarded, enabling you to unwind and relax amongst this wonderful UNESCO protected site.
This Quinta had a new cellar built-in 2009 that combines the latest technology with a high-quality architecture that makes this Quinta one of the places to visit in the Douro Valley.
With high-quality architecture, Quinta do Vallado provides the best conditions for Wine Tourism. During the tour to the cellars, you will get information about all the production processes of Port and Douro Wines of the Quinta.
You can try many different wines in the wine tasting experiences available: Moscatel Galego, White Reserve, Rosé, Touriga Nacional, Port Tawny 10, and 20 years; This Quinta also has organic and biologic production in its vineyards, producing amazing wines you must taste, and among other recognized wine and food experiences, and as said by the Quinta do Vallado itself: "It gives us great pride to share the excellent ratings given by Mark Squires in last month's edition of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate to Quinta do Vallado wines", which gives you a hint of the top wines you will find at this amazing winery.
Quinta do Seixo
Quinta do Seixo, which is located in Cima-Corgo in the heart of the Douro Region, a UNESCO protected site. The vineyard, with over 100 years, is a true heritage of many traditional Douro grape varieties that still resist the harshest conditions and temperatures, producing unique and top quality wines. Guided visit to the winery, Wine Cellar, and Robotic Lagares. Wine Tasting of two Port Wines in a contemporary room and a magnificent terrace with one of the best views over the Douro River and the landscape.
It's located in Cima-Corgo, in the heart of the Douro Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the Douro river from Régua to Pinhão, you can easily discover this old Quinta of the 17th century and its cellar of contemporary design.
Quinta do Seixo offers a stunningly breathtaking view over the Douro river. The view from Quinta do Seixo is breathtaking throughout the year, in a constant change of color and light. A magnificent landscape, shaped by man in shale terraces, a surprising contrast with the brightness of the Douro river and the view of the picturesque village of Pinhão nearby.
The vineyard, with over 100 years, is a true heritage of many traditional Douro grape varieties that still resist the harshest conditions and temperatures, producing unique and top quality wines.
Many visitors are attracted by its stunning view but also by its vast experiences provided there. From a picnic in the vineyards, guided visit to the wine estate, to various wine tasting experiences that take place throughout the year.
Quinta da Roeda
Founded in 1588, Quinta da Roeda is the oldest firm still active today as a Port wine producer. The company is renowned above all for its Vintage Ports as well as for its range of wood aged reserves and tawnies, time-honored styles refined by skill and experience passed down the generations. Accepted to be one of the finest of the Douro Valley estates, Quinta da Roeda forms a vast sweep of terraced vineyard located near the village of Pinho. The estate was acquired by Croft in 1889 and was extensively renovated by the firm, with replanting continuing throughout the first half of the 20th century. Croft Port is one of the most distinguished of all Port houses. Quinta da Roeda offers unique experiences such as the Port Wine Experience, Roeda Experience, and a unique wine tour for the Wine Lovers. At Quinta da Roeda you will be in an immersive journey through the real Portuguese flavors, wine, and liquid gold of Portugal, Olive oil. An olive grove is also grown in the Quinta and high-quality olive oil is produced in small batches to the delight of extremely savvy consumers.
During your stay at the Quinta da Roeda be sure to explore nature, to stroll the vineyards, the olive grove, and the small village of Pinhão, so nearby. It will feel great to stroll this picturesque small village in the heart of Douro in perfect harmony between land and water alike, a place in tune with the Douro river and the man-made slopes that characterize the Douro Valley, where vineyards grow regardless of the pace of the outside world.
Many more deserve attention and this article may be updated soon. In the meanwhile, feel inspired and contact our Travel Consultants to plan a detailed tour including the wineries that made it to your bucket list. Do you wish to explore more options in Douro Valley? Read further, here.
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