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 to imagine that anyone at all had the idea to grow wine here.

Surrounded by the same spectacular scenery, the same steep slopes, they make the famous port wine. Who has not opened a vintage port at Christmas or had a glass with a stilton blue cheese? But what perhaps not many know is the absolutely wonderful old tawnies that can be found here. Probably even better than vintage port I think. Judge for yourself on the wine tour to the Douro Valley in PortugalBook now.

View from Porto over Vila Nova de Gaia

View from Porto over Vila Nova de Gaia, copyright BKWine Photography

Grilled sardines, a Portuguese speciality

Grilled sardines, a Portuguese speciality, copyright BKWine Photography

Douro landscape with terraced vineyards in rain and sunshine

Douro landscape with terraced vineyards in rain and sunshine, 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

Rooftops and the cathedral, Porto, Portugal

Rooftops and the cathedral, Porto, Portugal, copyright BKWine Photography

The Douro River Valley

The Douro River Valley, copyright BKWine Photography

Autumn colours in the steep terraced vineyard

Autumn colours in the steep terraced vineyard

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