Category Archives: Portuguese Wine Tours
Porto in North Portugal, apart from being one of the oldest European centres and registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO is located on the north bank of the River Douro on the Atlantic coast. The Douro River (emanating from the Duero in Spain) flows down along the beautiful Douro Valley and eventually into […]
The other day I had occasion, at a Portuguese Wine Tasting, to re-taste the range of Vinho Verde Wines produced by Vinhos Norte, one of the producers partnering with us on our Portuguese Wine Tours. In the whites, the Alvarinho grape predominates; a number of their wines are blended with Loureiro. The overall result is […]
If the idea of tasting wines at a variety of Quintas, enjoying local dishes and traveling through the stunning scenery of the Douro Valley, appeals to you, why not join us on one of our Portuguese Wine Tours?
The Douro is blessed with an incredible climate for growing vines and fruit trees. It has heat coupled with a plentiful supply of water from the rivers, but the terrain is harsh and mountainous, necessitating much human toil that has been taken over by machines in flat wine-producing regions.