The wines of the Douro

Discover one of the world's most stunning vineyards

Wine was already revered long before the Romans and today it
continues to be celebrated as we search for authentic products
and experiences. In the Douro Valley, you will find some of the world’s most spectacular wine country, with innovative men and women using their ancestral
expertise to make acclaimed wines that are creating an international
sensation.

3-day wine tours for wine and culture enthusiasts

We lead a limited number of beautifully crafted out-of-high-season wine tours, designed for small parties with a maximum of four people, to take you off the beaten track to discover the wines and cultural context of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Slow travel with your friends or family, exciting food and wine, unforgettable scenery and architecture, great people with fascinating stories ... a visit to the Douro is a heady experience!

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Wine Lexicon

adega

winery

casta

grape variety

cepa

vine

colheita

vintage

lagar

shallow stone tank for foot-treading and fermentation

pipa

cask

prova

tasting

pisa a pé

foot-treading

quinta

farm or estate

rolha

cork

saca-rolhas

corkscrew

socalcos

walled terraces planted with vines

tonel

vat

uvas

grapes

vindimas

grape harvest

vinha

vineyard

vinho

wine

vinho branco

white wine

vinho tinto

red wine

vinho do porto

port

the principal grape varieties in the douro are

Red grapes

Tinta Barroca,
Tinta Cao,
Tinta Roriz,
Touriga Franca,
Touriga Nacional

White grapes

Gouveio,
Moscatel Galego,
Branco,
Rabigato,
Viosinho