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Adventure on a private e-bike tour through the magnificent Douro landscape. Cross paths with unique ancient bridges, villages, tracks, and historical vineyards. Marvel with the stunning landscapes and admire the incredible terraced vineyard region during a private cruise.
Treat yourself to a private visit to a charming, elegant, and distinct winery composed of 24 hectares with stunning views over the Douro slopes. After a private lecture visit, savor some of their finest wines at a premium tasting and flavored local recipe for lunch.
Embark on a private tour to an 18th-century winery considered a landmark for its beauty, history, and quality of its wines.
Indulge in a private guided visit and wine tasting to a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Lodge. Not to miss a visit and premium wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, founded in 1820.
Visit a beautiful Gothic church dating back to the 15th century blending several architectural styles. Get impressed with one of the most popular macabre monuments in Portugal.
Embark into a unique historical journey while visiting an 11th-century fortification built during the Moorish period. Enjoy a private visit to a one-of-a-kind attraction housed in a magnificent old convent from 1509 with a tile collection featuring pieces that go back to the 1400s.
Enjoy a private visit to a gorgeous traditional winery with fine-quality and one of the most prestigious wine producers in the country. Pamper to a private wine and olive oil tasting and gourmet lunch.
Four Days pampering your taste buds! Treat yourself to unique premium wine tastings at some of the most intimate wine lodges and charming wineries in Porto and Douro valley. Learn about Portuguese gastronomy and venture into an enthusiastic cooking class.
Feel like family at this charming farmhouse producer of high-quality wines. Taste their finest wines, and venture into a cooking class. Flavor the locally produced ingredients.
Three Days of pure indulgence are awaiting you. Discover Porto's unique architecture and World Heritage Sites with the guidance of an expert guide. Savor some of the finest Douro wines and local recipes, and admire the terraced landscape onboard a private cruise.
Find the perfect combination of history, architecture, and wine in Sintra, Lord Byron's fairytale-enchanted town. Visit sumptuous palaces, glimpse surreal castles, and get immersed in its mountain's lavish vegetation. Wonder at a 19th-century winery and pamper with a premium lectured wine tasting.
Marvel at one of the most iconic gardens of Madeira, discover the Natural History Museum and get impressed with the extension of exotic plants from all over the World. Be treated to a premium selection of the finest Madeira wines and venture into an exciting, vintage motorcycle scenic Ride.
A Wine Tasting Experience involves more than the act of tasting wine. The first stage of wine tasting is discovering how the winery produces wines. Unveil the differences between them, learning more about each grape variety. Test your senses with a Wine Tasting Experience and engage with the richness and variety of flavors one can find in a glass of wine.
A Wine Tasting Experience is a sensory approach and evaluation of wine. While the tradition of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, it was only in the 14th century established a more formalized methodology.
Professional wine tasters, such as sommeliers or buyers for retailers, employ continuously evolving technical terminology to describe the range of perceived flavors, aromas, and general characteristics of a wine.
During a recreational Wine Tasting Experience, one may use similar terminology, usually involving a much less analytical process for a more general, personal appreciation.
A Wine Tasting Experience can be Vertical or Horizontal. A horizontal tasting enables one to compare a range of wines from the same year, emphasizing the difference between wines. A vertical tasting looks at just one wine over a range of years, highlighting the difference in vintages.
Vertical tasting: While traditional tasting typically includes a variety of types and styles, vertical wine tasting includes different vintages of the same type of wine from the same winery. This type of Wine Tasting Experience emphasizes the differences between various vintages.
Horizontal tasting: the wines are from the same vintage but different wineries. Keeping wine variety or type and wine region the same helps emphasize differences in winery styles.
During a Wine Tasting, one can savor splendid wines, connect with history, explore all the senses, and pamper one bud.
If you are about to engage in a Wine Tasting Experience, please remember the wine-tasting etiquette: Do spit and don't drink at a Wine Tasting. We never fill the glass to the brim – a small measure is sufficient. Don't wear perfume. Enjoy the moment and pamper your bud. Don't feel obliged to note every wine you taste, but you may find it helpful to write something about those you particularly like.
Usually, Wine Tasting Tours take place at a Winery, a Wine Lodge, or Wine Bar. Either require a previous reservation to guarantee the visit is private and lectured and includes the best wines.
A Wine Tasting Tour at a Winery tends to be more comprehensive than at a Wine bar or Wine lodge and can take up to 90 minutes. At a winery, one can visit the vineyards and wine-making cellars besides moving through the barrel cellars, where the wines age. Some wineries also emphasize the viticulture methods, including a visit to the strictly restricted laboratory area. A Wine Tasting tour culminates with a lectured wine tasting of a menu of one selection.
Feel the history by visiting magnificent historical buildings, home of the most internationally recognized wines. Some wine lodges display several ancient artifacts to explore as a fascinating collection of paintings and photographs collected over the centuries.
Finally, one may have the chance to visit some of the most impressive and significant bottle collections in Europe. One may discover examples from the mid-17th century and the entire brand's 200 years of history. A Wine Tasting Tour at a Wine lodge in Portugal is also an incredible experience. This historical Wine Tasting Tour can take about 90 minutes and take one back to the wine lodge's foundation date, exploring its historical heritage roots.
At Portugal Deluxe, our friendly and knowledgeable travel advisors can make your Wine Tasting Experience in Portugal a memorable journey.
We offer wine tasting tours all over Portugal and would love the opportunity to reveal our partners' award-winning wineries, with superior quality wines, breathtaking grounds, and picture-perfect views.
Our Wine Tasting Experiences are private, include a minimum of three of the winery's finest wines, and can include a wide selection of gourmet, light-fare foods to accompany the best Portuguese wines.
Wineries across Douro valley and Alentejo elevate the average tasting experience by pairing wines with chef-driven, multi-course menus in spectacular settings.
An ultimate Vineyard Wine tasting is more than a blend of fine wines with cheese and charcuterie board. At Portugal Deluxe, we bring wine and food pairings to the next level, pairing the best wines with multi-course tasting menus in private settings. Our ultimate Wine Tasting Experiences can feature food and wine, but no two are the same, differing in everything from the style to the setting. The common factor is the wine emphasis, the privacy, and carefully prepared food to enhance it.
Don't wait long to book our ultimate Wine Tasting Experiences! Contact us to guarantee a memorable and unique wine journey to Portugal.