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Storks, pigs, cork oaks and plenty of wine in Alentejo | wine tour

When you take the motorway east from Lisbon you have about an hour and a half’s drive until you arrive in the heart of the Alentejo region. On the way you will be passing stork nests on top of electricity pylons (you’ll be lucky if you see a bird), open fields with cows and a […]

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Old oak vats in a wine cellar in Piedmont

Wine tours autumn 2017: France, Portugal, Italy

Our wine tours for autumn 2017 are now available on bkwinetours.com. New tours this year is Piedmont, a gastronomic experience as well as a wine tour to the exciting and dynamic Alentejo in southern Portugal. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October This is probably harvest time in Bordeaux so there will be a lot of […]

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Douro Valley, Portugal, October 18-22, 2017

Douro Valley, Portugal, October 18-22, 2017

The Douro Valley Wine Tour: an exciting tour along a magnificent wine river — A exciting wine tour with spectacular views. Many wine regions lie along a famous river. But the Douro in Portugal is the most spectacular of them all! The landscape is dramatic and beautiful. The vines grow on break-neck slopes. We will […]

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Alentejo and Setubal, Portugal, October 25-29, 2017

Alentejo and Setubal, Portugal, October 25-29, 2017

The Wine Tour to the dynamic Alentejo, with a visit to the Setúbal peninsula and the legendary muscatel wines — When the weather is still warm in the fall we visit Portugal, one of the most exciting wine countries in Europe right now. We cover two Portuguese wine regions during these days. We spend a […]

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Douro Valley Wine Tour

The Douro Valley Wine Tour:  an exclusive tour along a magnificent wine river — A luxurious wine tour with spectacular views. Many wine regions lie along a famous river. But the Douro in Portugal is the most spectacular of them all! The landscape is dramatic and beautiful. The vines grow on break-neck slopes. We will enjoy […]

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It’s worth to make an effort for Douro Wines – wine tour

In summer the quicksilver in the thermometer can rise to 40 C (105 F) or even more in the Douro Valley. In October it is much more pleasant, nice summer temperatures actually, and that’s when we have the wine tour to the Douro. But even if it is not so hot, carrying the 50 kg […]

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Spectacular river: wine tour along the winding Douro Valley

The wine world is full of famous rivers: the Loire, the Rhône, the Moselle, the Rhine … But we think the Douro river is the most magnificent of all the world’s wine rivers. The Douro Valley is a spectacular landscape with steep slopes and laboriously terraced vineyards. It is a wild landscape that has been […]

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A river of wine: the wine journey along the meandering Douro Valley

If there were no river, no one would have come up with the idea to grow wine in this inaccessible landscape. Scorching hot in the middle of summer, but wonderfully warm in October when the Douro Valley wine tour takes place. The river is the life-blood, it was thanks to the waterway that, at the […]

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Table wines and fortified wines along the river: the Douro Valley wine tour

To call it “table wine” sounds a bit wrong, they are some of Portugal’s best wines, made in the Douro Valley. But what else can you say? “Light Wines”? Not better. They grow these outstanding wines in a landscape that meanders all along the winding river. The slopes are so steep that it is hard […]

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Is the Douro Valley the world’s most spectacular wine region landscape?

It is a good question! Few wine regions can compete with the Douro Valley in spectacular beauty and dramatic landscapes. Terraced vineyards that dive into the river. Serpentine roads that wind up steep vineyard-covered hills. But above all, fantastic wines. Today they make some of Portugal’s best “table wines” here. But also, of course, the […]

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Discover Douro: beautiful landscape, spectacular wines

Or perhaps the other way around: the landscape is one of the world’s most spectacular that you can find in a wine region. A winding river with break-neck slopes all along. And incredibly winding roads. Combine this with some fantastic wines – although most of them are almost unknown – and you get the Douro […]

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TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: Alentejo in Portugal

The Wine Enthusiast recently did a special feature on what they think are the World’s Best Wine Tour Destinations for 2016. Here are some more details on one of the destinations on their list: Alentejo in Portugal. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel destinations in my previous post here. […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #3: The Douro Valley

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. The Douro Valley is on the UNESCO World Heritage List partly thanks to its stunning vineyard scenery. This is very well deserved. Douro Valley in northern Portugal is one of the world’s most spectacular wine […]

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Press Release: Wine and gourmet tours for the autumn 2015 launched by BKWine

BKWine recently launched the new wine tour and gourmet travel program for the autumn / fall season 2015. On the public program are two classic and luxurious wine tours, one to Bordeaux in France and one to the Douro Valley in Portugal. Together with custom designed wine tours and non-English tours BKWine will organise 30 […]

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An exciting journey for wine lovers – Travel Gluttons on our wine tours

Travel Gluttons is a site dedicated to exploring the world through wine and food: “The aim of Travel Gluttons is to tell the story of travel through food and food through travel”. They recently featured our autumn wine tours to Bordeaux and to the Douro Valley in a post on their site. Here are a […]

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Beautiful Douro Valley. Delicious Douro wines

The Douro Valley makes some outstanding wines but it is also a spectacularly beautiful landscape. The river meanders through a landscape where wine growing has put its mark almost everywhere. Whichever way you look there are steep hills, incredibly steep hills, with narrow terraces. The terraces are sometimes no more than one row of vines […]

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The Wine & Soul winery in the Douro Valley

A new generation winemakers in the Douro Valley?

Have you ever heard people say “There’s a generation shift, the ‘new generation’ is reviving our wine region”? It is often said about many a wine region. I think that is just, well, to use a polite word, silly. How could there be a generation shift? Generations don’t “shift”. There is a continuous flow from […]

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Milsabores article on BKWine wine tours

Portugal and Bordeaux wine tours in Milsabores

Milsabores is a Venezuelan web site that writes about wine, food and travel. Recently they picked up on the launch of BKWine’s new wine tour program. Milsabores is written by the Venezuelan journalist Maria Luisa Ríos Lares who is also the founder and president of the food writers’ association in Venezuela (ACOGAVE). Maria Luisa mentions […]

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Press Release: Autumn wine and food tours from BKWine Tours: Bordeaux and the Douro Valley

BKWine recently presented its program for the autumn wine and food tours for 2014. BKWine is a world leading tour operator specialised in wine, food and gourmet travel. The autumn program includes two tours to classic wine regions: Bordeaux and the Douro Valley in Portugal. The full programs are available on BKWineTours.com. press release, Paris, […]

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The different kinds of port wine

Port wine types Port wine is of course still the most important thing for most wine producers in the Douro Valley, as you will rapidly notice when you come wine touring in the region. The “table wines”, i.e. wines that are not fortified, have recently become quite famous and very popular, but the traditional port […]

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