The 3 best wineries in Douro Valley
In the search for an ideal tour to the Douro Valley region, many people ask us which are the best wineries to visit in just 1 day. The answer is difficult as each winery has its own history and wines that are different from each other.
Today we will highlight 3 of the best wineries to visit in the Douro Valley region.
Quinta da Roêda
One of the most charming estates in the Douro is located in the village of Pinhão and produces exclusively Port wines from the Croft brand.
The Visitors Center occupies the old stables of Quinta da Roêda, which have been carefully restored in the traditional Douro style. This space offers a warm and spacious environment, ideal for tasting Croft's famous Port wines while discovering some unique local products in the store, such as Quinta da Roêda extra virgin olive oil.
Discover the secrets of the vineyard while taking a guided tour of the farm, stopping at points of interest along the way and enjoying the magnificent landscape and stunning views of the Douro River.
Quinta da Foz was built by D. Luís Borges Beleza de Andrade between 1796 and 1810, but it was in 1872 that this property was founded by the Cálem family after its acquisition. It was held by the Cálem family until the end of 2010.
Quinta da Foz is located in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, in the Cima Corgo sub-region, in the parish of Gouvães do Douro, Sabrosa, and shares on its banks the junction of the Pinhão River and the Douro River.
At Quinta da Foz, visitors have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the modern winemaking center and all the historical heritage related to the production of Port and DOC table wines.
Quinta dos Castelares is located in Freixo de Espada à Cinta, in the Douro Superior, framed by the Natural Park. In production methods, we seek to preserve ancestral farming techniques that lead to greater environmental sustainability and respect for the environment.
The low level of mechanization - where grapes are harvested by hand for small pallets - and low yields per hectare are the best example of this. In the various vineyards that make up the Quinta we try to take advantage of the specificities of each location
In Castelares they take advantage of the greatest difference in altitudes and sun exposure. Here, white grape varieties are planted in the highest and freshest parts, with a Northeast exposure. This combination results in elegance and complexity.