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 domesticated by humans during hundreds of years.

The Douro River was earlier also called the Port wine river. But today, not only port wine is made here. The Douro wines are non-fortified red and white wines. Often of very high class. On the tour we will get to know these wines as well as the port wines. Port may seem old fashioned to many consumers today, but it is actually a very exciting wine that we drink too rarely.

Portuguese cuisine is not so well known. We will get to taste the good traditional food but one dinner is planned at Portugal’s best gourmet restaurant. Located on the Douro River. A highlight of the tour! The wine tour to the Douro Valley takes place in October.

Douro landscape with terraced vineyards in rain and sunshine

Douro landscape with terraced vineyards in rain and sunshine, 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

Dom Luis I bridge seen from Cais da Ribeira, Porto. Na Sra da Serra do Pilar monastery, Vila Nova de Gaia

Dom Luis I bridge seen from Cais da Ribeira, Porto. Na Sra da Serra do Pilar monastery, Vila Nova de Gaia, copyright BKWine Photography

Cais da Ribeira, Porto, Portugal

Cais da Ribeira, Porto, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography

Autumn colours in the steep terraced vineyard

Autumn colours in the steep terraced vineyard

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