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Quinta de La Rosa

When the world was created, Douro was one of the chosen places to represent perfection! And I get more certain of that each time I return! This time we came to get to know Quinta de La Rosa, located very near the center of Pinhão. This Quinta, very familiar, was offered as a Christening present to […]

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The Presidential: In Douro with history, luxury and gastronomy

A sunny and warm morning in Porto was the preview of a nice trip to Douro, but not just any visit, a trip in a historic train, once used by kings, dictators, and presidents, now baptized as The Presidential. While hundreds of tourists were enchanted by the tiles of the extremely beautiful São Bento Railway […]

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Quinta do Vesuvio 2014 and Pedro Lemos

Launching a new harvest is always motive to party and celebrate, time for tastings and presentations, hustle and anxiety. But also time to enjoy, even more when it’s about a great wine, of inescapable name and of course, of a producer like Symington. Symington is one of those companies in which no detail is left […]

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Six Senses Douro Valley

Surrounded by terraced vineyards, with Douro at its feet, arises Six Senses Douro Valley, one of the most idyllic and memorable hotels in Portugal. Everything with the Six Senses brand is synonym of unpaired luxury and beauty, and along with the natural environment of Douro, we know this is paradise on Earth! Six Senses Douro Valley […]

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Chryseia 2014 and the creativity of Hans Neuner

On the past July the 6th, at Ocean (** Michelin), the restaurant of Vila Vita Park Hotel, Prats & Symington – a joint venture between the Symington family and the famous producer of Bordeaux, Bruno Prats – presented, for the 13th time, its classic Chryseia, one of the most prestigious names of Douro, born in 2000 […]

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O Antigo Carteiro

In a time when love letters have been substituted by emails and quick text messages (effective though), without the romance and symbolism of the “old” letters, nowadays the post office is just for bills, publicity and certificates, fortunately there are still some love stories passing through the post! One of them is the story of a […]

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Quinta do Vallado – Wine Hotel

 Casa Antiga Imagine yourselves in one of the most idyllic regions in the world, Douro, and in one of the houses of the most legendary figure of the region… that image will certainly forward you to Quinta do Vallado! Built in 1716, this Quinta belongs to the mythical Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and it’s one […]

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Feira do Douro 2015

 DouroBoys On the past weekend, September 19th and 20th, took place the 1st Edition of Feira do Douro (a regional fair), an event of wine and gastronomy, held by the DouroBoys, in order to use the famous wines of these producers (Niepoort, Quinta Vale D. Maria, Quinta do Vallado, Quinta do Vale Meão and Quinta […]

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PipaDouro

Friendship I and Pipadouro II There’s nothing like waking up early in the morning and go out into the road, heading to Pinhão, leaving the motorway aside and travel through twists and curves between Alijó and our destination. Stop the car in a steep downhill of grand landscapes and fully enjoy the horizon our eyes […]

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Quinta do Bomfim

Quinta do Bomfim is one of the most emblematic Quintas from the “Cima Corgo” region, located in the heart of Pinhão, right next to the wonderful Douro River. The Quinta has played the lead role in the most emblematic Dow’s wines since 1896, when it was bought by the company, nowadays is in hands of the Symington […]

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