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Harvest 2014: Quinta de Tourais

Quinta de Tourais embodies everything that is great about the Douro: its roots are in the history of both the region and the family, and its focus is on quality, producing wine from a broad range of Portuguese native grapes. Fernando Coelho is the co-owner and winemaker, maintaining the estate that has been in his […]

Harvest 2014: Douro Museum

A big congratulations to the Museu do Douro for winning the Best of Wine Tourism Award for 2015! During our Harvest trip, we visited the Museu do Douro for the first time. Several people had recommended it, and because we were also staying in Peso da Regua, we made a point of visiting one morning […]

Taylor’s Port Wine Cellars

On a rainy day in Vila Nova de Gaia, there’s nothing better than warming up with some fine Port wine in a nearby cellar. Last Saturday, we were invited to Taylor’s cellars, a well known and respected name in the Port wine world. Despite being one of the largest and oldest Port wine houses, this […]

Harvest 2014: Quinta do Tedo

Fully restoring a 250 year old estate and producing a full portfolio of award-winning wine sounds like a dream, but for Quinta do Tedo owners Vincent and Kay Bouchard, this is their reality. Quinta do Tedo is a small estate that packs quite a punch. Being fully restored from near ruins just 20 years ago, […]