Wine Tourism in Douro Valley

The valley of the river Douro in Portugal, like in Spain, is a perfect place for vine cultivation, so that is why it has been used for wine production for centuries by diverse civilizations that populated the ancient province of Lusitania.

In Viavinum we organize wine trips in the region of Douro, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful wine regions, located in the northeast of Portugal.

 

Our experience and passion for Portuguese wine and culture will accompany you during your entire trip.

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Wine tours in the area of Portuguese Douro

In Viavinum we organize impressive trips to show our clients the best wine routes of the Douro area.

 

Because it covers such a large area, we can identify three different sub-zones such as:

This is the area that goes between the border of Spain and approximately the village of Tua. Around 10% of total production is achieved here, and in 2001 it was declared a World Heritage Site. This area is characterized by the dry and warm climate.

This is the intermediate area of the Portuguese Douro, between the localities of Tua and Argamar, and its main characteristic is that it is famous for the production of Port wine.

This is the closest area to the mouth of the Douro river, and that explains the mild temperatures and most abundant precipitations; traditionally it was considered “the poor sister” of the wine region of Douro, since its wines were known for being of less quality than the wines produced in the other two sub-regions. However, recently the rise in wine tourism in the Douro has brought an increase in the quality of the wines produced.

In Viavinum we organize wine routes that let you discover the different areas of the Douro, and if you wish, an expert guide on the subject can accompany you on the route. Viavinum makes it easy, we can also adapt our trips for groups and families.

Enjoy these activities on your Douro Valley wine trip with Viavinum

In Viavinum we want to share some of the activities that you can enjoy on your wine tour in the Douro region:

 

  • Visits to wineries, called “Quintas” in Portugal
  • Lunch and dinner pairings
  • Visits to Douro Museum in Peso da Régua
  • Outdoor activities, walks or rides on a 4×4 around the vineyards, picnics in vineyards, impressive natural settings and landscapes
  • Unique accommodation in wineries converted into small boutique hotels
  • Architecture, landscapes and wine
  • Wine harvest experiences
  • Food and wine tasting

 

Furthermore, the Douro river offers the possibility to participate in water activities such as cruises, canoeing and visits related to nature, the flora and fauna of the region.

We can’t wait to plan your trip full of contrasts and history in Portugal!

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