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Wineobs.com, an obsession that became a Company.

Wineobs.com, an obsession that became a Company.

Wine making is an art. Each bottle of wine tells a story, and through it we can understand a terroir, its culture and its people. Sofía Ruiz Cavanagh´s, Wineobs founder and director, pursuit to know all those stories led her to discover every corner, each maker and...

Riding the “Wein-Laster” through the vineyards in Rheinhessen

Riding the “Wein-Laster” through the vineyards in Rheinhessen

The red slopes (Roter Hang) of Nierstein are one of the most spectacular vineyard sites of Rheinhessen: The steep slopes drop right into the Rhine River. The wines that grow here belong to the highest quality products of all German wines. And right through them, Michael Voß steers his bright-blue truck with its cute round front and the big platform behind, loaded with wines and champagnes and delicacies.

Tradition & Innovation at Quinta da Avessada

Tradition & Innovation at Quinta da Avessada

With 160 years of existence, Quinta da Avessada still keeps alive the old traditions and legacy of the ancestors, conveying it, however, with a twist of modernity.

It was the first Quinta (wine producing farm) in the region to plant a Moscatel Galego (Muscat) grape variety and, consequently, to produce the famous Moscatel de Favaios, named after the small village where it is located, right in the heart of the Douro region.

The Heritage Tour at Château de La Dauphine

The Heritage Tour at Château de La Dauphine

Château de La Dauphine in Fronsac is no stranger to this blog. They were first featured when they won their first Best of Wine Tourism Gold Award in 2014, for Architecture & Landscapes. Hardly surprising, as this beautiful 18th century chateau and its park are nestled in the foothills of the vineyard slopes of Fronsac, overlooking the banks of the Dordogne.

Accessible, Inclusive Wine Tourism at Bodegas Valdemar and Villa Lucía

Accessible, Inclusive Wine Tourism at Bodegas Valdemar and Villa Lucía

Villa Lucia Museum in Laguardia, in partnership with Bodegas Valdemar, located in Oyón-Oion in Rioja Alavesa, have collaborated to develop an extensive all-inclusive tourism program that enables consumers to visit wineries and museums without any visual, auditory or physical limitations. Throughout the properties and without the need for prior appointments, people with disabilities can learn about wine and wine production and enjoy an integrated experience.

This effort recently earned them a 2020 International Best Of Wine Tourism award.

17.56 MUSEU & ENOTECA

17.56 MUSEU & ENOTECA

On August 30th, 2018, in Vila Nova de Gaia, the new project of Real Companhia Velha opened its doors, with a visit centre, a museum, a bar, shops, tastings and restaurants: the 17•56 Museu & Enoteca (Museum & Enoteca) is located close to the Cais de Gaia (Gaia Pier). It is a modern, welcoming place, where the wine is highlighted and where it is the dishes that accompany the choice of nectars. And there is so much to choose from: both in terms of wine and in terms of food.

Art and Culture in an industrial scenery

Art and Culture in an industrial scenery

Caves Santa Marta (Santa Marta Cellars) is a wine cooperative founded in 1959, located in Santa Marta de Penaguião, right in the heart of the Douro, the oldest demarcated and regulated region in the world, and next to the famous Estrada Nacional 2, the longest road in Portugal, which connects the country from North to South, through a fascinating 739 km route.