Portugal has its own local grape varieties, few known outside the country. During our tour to the amazing Douro Valley in the northern part of the country we will encounter many of them: touriga national,
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
A brief introduction to an exciting wine region in Portugal I remember very well a picture from the Douro valley which I saw in a wine magazine maybe fifteen years ago or even more. I
Travelling to the Douro wine country can almost take your breath away We have just published our new Douro Valley wine tour program. The Douro is one of the most spectacular wine regions in the
Porto is at the mouth of the Douro River, where it joins the Atlantic. It is the historic and economic centre of the port wine trade. It is also a great place to visit! Porto,
Many people directly think of port wine when you mention the Douro Valley or the city of Porto in northern Portugal. And of course it is correct, this is where port wine comes from. But
A traveller’s report from the Douro Valley wine tour with a restaurant recommendation in Oporto K & B travelled with us on the Douro Valley wine tour in northern Portugal this autumn. The tour starts
Kay Steffey Bouchard at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley writes an interesting blog about the life and the work at the quinta (the winery and vineyard) run by herself and her French husband