Five hours on foot in Porto, then you deserve a glass of Quinta do Tedo!

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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 Vincent Bouchard. Recently she shared with her readers her “addiction” to walking and she suggests a 5 hour walk in Oporto. This walk includes some lovely views of the Atlantic Ocean, museums, trams, cafés and restaurants. Kay’s Blog article is here: Oporto with comfortable shoes. And for the winery: Quinta do Tedo.

We agree that Oporto (or Porto if you prefer) is a fantastic city to discover on foot and wherever you go, a glass of port is never far away.

If you feel like doing some more walking, we suggest you cross the river and continue in Vila Nova de Gaia. Here all the famous port wine houses have their warehouses, their lodges, and offices. Along the newly refurbished quayside you will find bars, restaurants and outdoor cafés. And a superb view of Oporto on the other side of the Douro River.

Kay and Vincent bought Quinta do Tedo in 1992 and they make a very interesting and high quality collection of red wines and port wines.

Here are some pictures from Quinta do Tedo and from Porto.

Makes you want to go there? Come with us on a wine tour to the Douro Valley. I’m sure we can fit in one of Kay’s 5 hour walks if you want!

Vincent Bouchard and Kay Steffey Bouchard, Quinta do Tedo, Douro Valley
Vincent Bouchard and Kay Steffey Bouchard, Quinta do Tedo, Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
Some wines for lunch at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
Some wines for lunch at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
In the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
In the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
A wine tasting in the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
A wine tasting in the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
Bottles in the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
Bottles in the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
In the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
In the wine cellar at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
At Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
At Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
The view over the river and vineyards from Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley
The view over the river and vineyards from Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, copyright BKWine Photography
Azulejos with vineyard workers crushing grapes in lagares, Vila Nova de Gaia
Azulejos with vineyard workers crushing grapes in lagares, Vila Nova de Gaia, copyright BKWine Photography
Wooden vats in a port lodge, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Wooden vats in a port lodge, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography
The Douro River and the Dom Luis I bridge between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
The Douro River and the Dom Luis I bridge between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, copyright BKWine Photography
The cathedral in Porto and rooftops
The cathedral in Porto and rooftops, copyright BKWine Photography
Sao Francisco church and altar, Porto, Portugal
Sao Francisco church and altar, Porto, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography
Azulejos, Capela das Almas de Santa Catarina, Porto, Portugal
Azulejos, Capela das Almas de Santa Catarina, Porto, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography
Apartment buildings facade, Porto, Portugal
Apartment buildings facade, Porto, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography
Colourful houses in the old part of Porto along the Douro River
Colourful houses in the old part of Porto along the Douro River, copyright BKWine Photography
Two old ladies talking, Cais da Ribeira, Porto, Portugal
Two old ladies talking, Cais da Ribeira, Porto, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography
Houses in the harbour in Porto
Houses in the harbour in Porto, copyright BKWine Photography
Restaurants on Cais da Ribeira in Porto
Restaurants on Cais da Ribeira in Porto, copyright BKWine Photography
Dom Luis I from Cais da Ribeira, Porto
Dom Luis I from Cais da Ribeira, Porto, copyright BKWine Photography

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One Response

  1. Thanks Britt and Per, we are tickled and so happy that you have included us in your always so interesting Take time out for 5 minutes BK News! I almost always come away with a smile, because there is always wit and a fresh perspective in your writings…
    Best and we await you as always at Quinta do Tedo,
    Kay

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