The Douro Valley Wine Tour You Need to Know About

Not only is Douro Valley a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest demarcated wine region, but it’s also the only place in the world that makes port.

Like how Champagne can only come from the region of France. Plus, there are some producers making delicious non-fortified wines at great value.

Port, or Porto, as it’s known locally, is a fortified wine, meaning they add alcohol (a neutral grape spirit called aguardente) about halfway through the fermentation process.

What is Port?

They are a class A quinta that makes a few different port styles, as well as other non-fortified wines with grapes not used in their port.

Quinta do Tedo Port Tasting

Floating along the waters of the Douro River, we were surrounded by emerald slopes filled with rows of vines and picturesque quintas. It’s truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been.

Boat Cruise on Douro River & Lunch in Pinhão

Right off the parking lot is one of the most beautiful views in all of Douro Valley. The wines are excellent and very affordable. Plus, they even make their own olive oil and honey that you can taste.

Quinta do Jalloto Wine Tasting

We enjoyed tasting a couple of their ports in the restored visitors center, formerly the estate’s stables. The highlight for me was exploring the grounds. It looks like something out of a postcard!

Croft Port Tasting

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