In this luxury, wine and food break, designed by Portugal by Wine, we invite you to come, relax and enjoy the Douro Wine Region.
The 3-night program includes accommodation in a Wine Hotel and visits, with wine tastings, in emblematic wineries, and 4 meals paired with wines.
The accommodation will be in the hotel of Quinta de Ventozelo, located on the left bank of the Douro, when you reach Ervedosa, one of the most beautiful and impressive in the region. Property of Gran Cruz, Quinta de Ventozelo seeks to value the enormous potential of its property, not only by working the richness and diversity of its wines, but also by focus on olive oil, wine tourism and nature tourism. The balloons, previously used to store wine, were transformed into rooms, keeping all their properties unique. Each Balloon is equipped with a suite, living room and a small porch with a magnificent view over the property.
The first day of the program will be very peaceful, spent at Quinta do Ventozelo, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour, with wine tasting, and enjoy a regional dinner paired with wines, for 2 people in the restaurant.
On the 2nd day you will visit and have lunch at Quinta da Gricha, owned by Churchill's, located between Pinhão and São João da Pesqueira, near the village Ervedosa do Douro. You will get to know the property on a guided tour, where you will walk through the vineyards and the historic house built in 1852, with its unique granite presses, where the importance of terroir will be explained, as well as the different varieties of grapes used in the production of wines. After the visit, it will be time to taste the typical Douro products at a regional lunch paired with Churchill's wines.
During the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit Quinta da Roêda, the cornerstone of the distinctive style of the Croft house, described as the jewel of port wine properties. The wines of this property, which contains some of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region, form the heart of Croft's Vintage Port wine lot. You will visit the winery on a route that includes the vineyard, the wine press and will end with the tasting of 4 Port wines, accompanied by toasted almonds.
Dinner will be served at Quinta da Pacheca, located in Lamego, one of the best-known properties in the Douro region. Who will enjoy a true combination of traditional Douro flavors, in a dinner made with the best flavors of the Douro.
On the last day of activities you will visit Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, a place of extreme beauty, in the heart of the Douro, municipality of Sabrosa, Vila Real. You will visit the winery, built in 1764, the Wine Museum Centre, the barrel room and the underground wine cellar, where the best lots selected by the family age. After the visit, you will enjoy a lunch in the restaurant, composed of a 3 Moments menu, paired with Quinta Nova wines, selected by the Winemaker.
After lunch, you will visit Quinta do Bomfim, owned by the Symington family, which is located in the heart of the Alto Douro. You will learn about the heritage of this famous property while visiting the winery, the beautiful old cellar and the vineyard. At the end, you will enjoy a Vintage Port wine tasting.
The program will end on the 4th day after breakfast and check-out of the hotel.
Discover Portugal by Wine!
- Wine experiences at 6 renowned Douro wine producers;
- 3 Nights of accommodation, at a “Balloon” apartment, at Quinta de Ventozelo;
- 4 Meals with wine pairing at wine estates.