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Quinta do Vesuvio

The Mother of all Quintas Winemaker Bernardo Napoles proudly representing Quinta do Vesuvio Our afternoon appointment in the Douro was in the western part of Douro Superior at the legendary home of the Queen of the Douro, Quinta do Vesuvio.  Home to... (more...)

Quinta do Vale Meao

“A Ferreira Legacy Thrives” Douro Superior, eastern Douro Valley Vale Meao’s mid to lower elevation vineyards and olive groves spread out vastly along the banks of the mighty Douro river. Meao shares with a few other families in the... (more...)

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 Baixo Corgo On our last full day in the Douro Valley we started the afternoon with lunch... (more...)

Wine & Soul

  Wine & Soul Pinhao Valley, Cima Corgo Douro Valley, Portugal September 2, 2013   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 Pinhao, Cima Corgo Douro Valley, Portugal   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 the... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

  Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal    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 one of the premier... (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... (more...)