Where to go in 2016: stroll along the wine region of Douro Valley
What makes the wine so irresistible? Is it its taste? The ruby colour? The state of mind as one gets when drinking? Its history and wisdom? The magic landscape of the vineyards? The region of the Douro, acclaimed as the most beautiful wine region in the world, is the major symbol of this beautiful love story for the wine – for its beauty, history, people and taste.
Following the course of the Douro River, we arrive to the land of the wine, full of bright green and fresh air. The views are made of carved hills leading to the famous Porto wine and the most appreciated wines of the Douro and Vinho Verde Regions. We can see the colour changing with the different seasons, which makes this region even more surprising. Probably, we can still find here the same conditions that were found 2000 years ago which allowed producing the best wine in the world.
Sitting on a porch, drinking a glass of Port wine after dinner, we invite you to close your eyes and join us on this journey of the 5 senses of the Douro:
Photo by Vintage House Pinhão
Listen – Travel on the historic train in the Douro, between banks and landscapes, a true journey back in time. Begin in Peso da Régua, with a stop at Pinhão, through the river Tua.
Photo by Douro à Vela – http://www.douro-a-vela.pt/gallery-sensations-2
Taste – On the road between Peso da Régua and Pinhão, have lunch at the breath-taking DOC Restaurant from Chef Rui Paula, where every meal is a unique and special moment. The menu has a strong regional influence, but it has evolved into new flavours […]