The remote Douro Valley and cosmopolitan Porto
The Douro Valley is often called the wildest and most romantic wine landscape of Europe’s more remote wine regions. The Douro is the world’s largest mountain vineyard and for decades was almost inaccessible. Dramatic steep terraces embrace rugged stony soil, forcing the vines to work hard at survival and produce grapes with unusual flavours, used in making wines that are today capturing international attention.
With our personal relationships, Grape Discoveries gives you intimate and exclusive access to some of the Douro Valley’s legendary private vineyards and pioneering boutique wineries. Our wine tours are intense yet relaxed, fascinating and fun, with jaw-dropping beauty and warm human connections.
For centuries Porto was both the gateway to the Douro and the city from which Port wine was shipped to overseas markets. In 1996, Porto was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today, Porto is a hip new food and wine destination, showcasing the innovative table wines of the Douro, against a fabulously beautiful architectural backdrop. Grape Discoveries’ Porto Taste Discoveries tour is an immersive dip into the culture, gastronomy and wine of this enthralling city.
We give you an insiders’ introduction to Porto and the Douro Valley!