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Quinta do Vale Meão

“A Ferreira Legacy Thrives” Quinta do Vale Meão October 16, 2015 Meao olive groves and vineyards before the river from the view up at the Chapel. Quinta do Vale Meão has a rich and complex family history that was born out of the legacy... (more...)

Quinta Vale Dona Maria & Lemos Van Zeller

Quinta Vale Dona Maria &  Van Zeller   A Drive Through The Torto River Valley Douro Valley Portugal Arriving at the front gate of Quinta Vale D. Maria   As we rode the twisting and winding road through the Torto River Valley to our... (more...)

Alves de Sousa: An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo

Alves de Sousa An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo  Douro Valley Portugal The view from the Abandonado vineyard high above Santa Marta de Panaguião in the northern section of Baixo Corgo On our last full day in the Douro... (more...)

Wine & Soul

Wine & Soul Pinhao Valley, Cima Corgo, Douro Valley September 2, 20113 Sandra Tavares da Silva, winemaker and vineyard caretaker of Pintas at Wine & Soul      Wine & Soul was our first Quinta visit the morning after... (more...)

Quinta do Crasto

Quinta do Crasto Douro Valley, Cima Corgo September 2nd and 3rd, 2013 Quinta do Crasto estate hilltop Nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley, Quinta do Crasto sits high on the crest of a hilltop with beautiful terroir that overlooks... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal August 31, 2013 LBV tank at Taylor’s Port Lodge. Taylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as “Taylor Fladgate” or “Taylor’s” has a long and storied history of being... (more...)

Discovering Portugal – An Overview

Discovering Portugal  An Overview September 2013 Lisa & I standing above the Pintas vineyard overlooking one of the best site in the Douro Valley Earlier this month we made our most recent trip to Europe. Our destination was... (more...)