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Visits and Tastings

OPENING TIMES:
10:00-13:00
14:00-17:00

CONTACTS:
reservas@quintadoportal.pt
+351 259 937 000
+351 968 120 127


We have available the following programs, and are also happy to design your own customized visit and tasting

CLASSIC

This is a guided visit to the cellars building of Quinta do Portal. It starts in the Port and Moscatel ageing floor. It then follows to the underground cellar where our Douro wines age. From there we climb to the terrace where we can enjoy the landscape of vineyards of the Pinhão river valley. The visit finishes with a tutored tasting of 3 wines (1 Douro Red, 1 Moscatel and 1 Port).
Limited to 8 people per group.

The visit and tutored tasting last between 30 and 45 minutes and has a value of €10,00 per person.

10,00€ Book Here
PREMIUM

The premium visit usually starts in the vinification area. It then passes in the Balseiros room from where it follows to the main cellars building. There we first visit the underground floor where our Douro wines age. We then climb to the Port and Moscatel ageing cellar where we have a barrel tasting. The visit finishes with a tutored tasting of 4 wines (1 White, 1 Red, 1 Moscatel, 1 Port) and of the Portal Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The tasting is paired with a cheese and charcuterie plate.
Limited to 8 people per group.

The visit and tutored tasting has a duration of approximately 60 minutes and a value of €25,00 per person.

25,00€ Book Here
PORTAL DE OURO

4x4 drive to Quinta do Confradeiro viewpoint where we taste the following wines paired with a cheese plate.
-40 Year Old Aged Tawny Port
-Moscatel Reserva 2007
-Grande Reserva Red 2016
-Late Harvest 2015
We then visit the old olive oil press of Quinta do Portal, with an introduction to the "bordadura" olive grove and to the olive oil production process, followed by a olive oil tasting. 
Limited to 4 persons.

This activity has a value of €59,00 per person

59,00€ Book Here
DOURO OLIVE OIL

4x4 drive to the old olive oil press of Quinta do Portal, with an introduction to the "bordadura" olive grove and to the olive oil production process, followed by a olive oil tasting. 

This visit has a value of €15,00 per person

15,00€ Book Here
ART OF THE BLENDER

This activity requires a minimum of 4 persons and a prior reservation of 48 hours.
Each guest will make its own Port blend, creating a wine to his/her image. The wine will then be bottled and labelled. In the end there will be an election of the best blend.

This activity has a value of €49,00 per person.

49,00€ Book Here
Cellars

The new cellars of Quinta do Portal were built within an already built complex, a unit that dominates and is dominated by the landscape (of vineyards). There is no doubt that in the essential and whenever active, agriculture moulds the landscape. This is the first reason for the beauty of the Douro. It is by nature, a disciplined building. The functional needs, as well as the space, humidity and temperature needs determine its expression. It’s isolated in the space: discipline that is extended to the territory.
Porto, 18 th November 2008
Álvaro Siza

The dream of Eugénio Branco, founder of Quinta do Portal, has become reality with the offer of an architectural master piece to the Douro Valley.

With the conclusion of the Quinta do Portal cellars, we have another remarkable and impressive project that came out from the pencil of Álvaro Siza Vieira. This is his second project related to the wine business.

A sophisticated and innovative project born in the vineyards, mixing with and transforming itself into landscape, through the metamorphosis of the materials used, like the schist and the cork, that follow the colours and the state of mind of each season of the year.

The schist and the cork are the skin of a fascinating structure, with an implantation area of 2,051.5m2 and a building area of 4,722.25m2 of concrete and steel, where the Port and Douro wines of Quinta do Portal will be slowly aged, in a temple that honours the Wine and the Time.

This new building will become a new tourist attraction for the Douro, with Visitors Centre, Auditorium and Tasting room. This is an innovative complement to the touristic offer already in place at Quinta do Portal. In fact the guest house - Casa das Pipas - has been awarded the best of Wine Tourism both in 2007 (accommodation category) and 2008 (sustainable practices category).

The “Portal” designed by Siza Vieira on the rooftop of the new building, is no more than an invitation for the discovery of the flavours and aromas of Quinta do Portal and to the wonderful kingdom of the Douro…

Quinta do Portal Cellars won the Douro Architecture Prize in 2011 and Best of Wine Tourism in Architecture and Landscapes category (Global Winner).

Auditorium

At Quinta do Portal auditorium, located in the cellars building, we have ideal conditions to organize a diversity of events like company meetings, team-building weekends, conferences, new product showcases, cultural events, etc.

Our auditorium has a 74 person seating capacity.

Directions

BY CAR FROM PORTO
- Follow A4 direction Vila Real
- After passing Vila Real, get into A24 direction Viseu
- Leave A24 on exit 13 and follow towards Sabrosa
- When arriving in Sabrosa turn right direction Pinhão
- Quinta do Portal will be on your left, just after passing Celeirós do Douro

BY CAR FROM LISBON
- Follow A1 direction Norte
- Leave to A25 direction Viseu
- Leave to A24 direction Vila Real - Leave A24 on exit 13 and follow towards Sabrosa
- When arriving in Sabrosa turn right direction Pinhão
- Quinta do Portal will be on your left, just after passing Celeirós do Douro

BY BOAT
The boat trip up the river from Porto is an incredible experience.
To visit Quinta do Portal you shall dock the boat in Pinhão and then get on a 15 minute taxi ride to reach us. 

BY TRAIN
This is definitely one of the most beautiful ways to get to the Douro wine region. Get on the "Linha do Douro" train in Porto and enjoy the landscape (you must seat on the right side of the train!) until you reach Pinhão, your final stop, where you must enjoy the beautiful tiles on the station.
Then just jump for a 15 minute taxi ride to Quinta do Portal.