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The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta de Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal Quinta de Soalheiro On a sunny and cool spring-like day in the middle of the winter we headed to the northernmost reaches of Portugal to the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in Melgaço.  Looking... (more...)

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...)

Cartuxa: Our First Wine Estate in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Cartuxa Alentejo: Evora, Portugal “Cartuxa: The Charitable Wine Company” Herdade Cartuxa in Evora, Alentejo As we drove south from the Douro Valley we made our way on a highway that wound through the hilly northern... (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...)

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...)