As Porto melts away and the Douro Valley opens up in front of your chauffeured car, you’ll understand why wine is in the blood of the locals. Near vertical vineyards stretch as far as you can see, clinging to the side of the valley as you wind your way along the twisting river.
Two of Douro’s most exclusive wineries await you today. The 360 degree views at Quinta das Carvalhas are worth the trip alone and there’s nothing quite like visiting vineyards with someone whose life revolves around the vine.
Lunch is an event in itself, with terroir-driven food expertly prepared by chef Jose Pinto.
And you can almost feel the history in the 18th century cellars at the afternoon’s tour of Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo.
Wine tasting comes as standard at both properties, naturally. That is what you are here to do, after all.