Private Wine Tour - Local Immersion
On this private wine adventure you will get an inside perspective on what makes the Douro one of the most talked about wine regions in the world. You will meet two local families that have been involved in making wines in the valley for generations (as far back as the 1700’s).
Your five senses will be fully immersed in the richness of the local culture with its flavourful winemaking traditions and gastronomy.
In this private tour you will:
visit the homes of Teresa and José, two cousins with big hearts, great sense of humour and vivid stories to share
learn about the winemaking process in the Douro Valley;
taste excellent wines from boutique wineries;
discover Portuguese culinary delicacies.
First, you will visit Casa dos Barros, an historic manor house lovingly restored by Teresa. Let your senses awaken with a typical Portuguese petiscos lunch (small plates) and a range of delicious wines from Lavradores de Feitoria.
After coffee in the garden, we are off to Casa dos Lagares, the wine property of José. We’ll tour the winery and try more wines, including one of the best Ports you’ll ever taste.
In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a leisurely ‘secret’ walk near Casal dos Loivos, one of the most beautiful spots in the world, as described by the BBC.
The return drive to Porto will surprise you with more beautiful scenery and, if the weather cooperates, an incredible sunset over the hills. The perfect ending to a day you’ll wish never to end.