Why the Douro Valley?
Easily reached on one of our day trips from Porto, the Douro Valley is the wildest and most romantic landscape of Europe’s wine regions. The world’s largest mountain vineyard, for decades the Douro was almost inaccessible. Dramatic steep terraces embrace rugged stony soil, forcing the vines to work hard at survival and produce grapes with unusual flavors to make wines that are among the finest anywhere.
Through our personal relationships, Grape Discoveries gives you intimate and exclusive access to some of the Douro’s legendary private vineyards and pioneering boutique wineries.
On our Porto tours we introduce you to Porto, the new food and wine destination, showcasing innovative table wines of the Douro, against a fabulously beautiful architectural backdrop.
The gateway to the Douro, for centuries Porto has been the city from which Port wine is shipped overseas. In 1996, Porto was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Grape Discoveries gives you an insiders’ introduction to Porto and the Douro!