There are never enough excuses to pay a visit to the enchanted Douro Valley, one of the most prominent wine regions in the world. Therefore I was very glad to accept the invitation of CoolTour Oporto, the regional winner of the “Wine Tourism Services” category of the Best of Wine Tourism 2018 awards, to go on a group guided tour to the Douro Valley.

Cais da Villa Restaurant recently won the Best Wine Restaurant of Portugal award. It was presented by the Best Of Wine Tourism 2018 Awards, an event organized by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.   I was very curious to discover the wonders that Chef Daniel Gomes and his team are producing.

Filipe Morato Gomes enjoyed the perfect day trip to the beautiful Douro region - by van, boat and train and finally to Quinta do Bomfim where the port winemaking process was expertly explained. This experience was organized by Sara Dias of 'Oporto & Douro Moments. It's not surprising that 'Moments' won a Best Of Wine Tourism' award for Services in 2016!

This article, submitted by ecoTours Portugal, was a participant in the 2015 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

An authentic Portuguese jewel, in which nature works together with man, creating the perfect combination to give life to the Douro region, essentially rural and focused on the wine industry.

A region carried to the four corners of the world due to the success of the wines produced here, more specifically the remarkable Port Wine.

... Many times I have taken this road and always had to stop several times because I just could not resist taking some pictures of the amazing landscape that Douro has to offer us in this small track. Along this couple of kilometers the road goes right up to the Douro River. So close that you can stop and just by walking some steps easily touch the water...

This post, written by Rita Branco, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

My last visit to the Douro Valley finished with splendor!

Me and my hosts, António Pinto and Rui Almeida from “Douro à Vela”, Francisco Abrunhosa from “A Casa de  Gouvães”, Lina and Catia Goncalves from “Quinta dos Santos Padres”,  (missing only Manuel Monteiro from “Casa D'Agua”), we explore the grandiosity of the Douro Wine Region ...

This post, submitted by Ecotours Portugal, is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

The American group of Jim Wagner is fantastic! They visited Portugal and one of their best moments were in Douro Valley. They loved the tranquillity of this region, they were impressed with the chance to tread grapes and they loved the Port Wine.

This post, submitted by Maria João Carvalho is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program.

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Per Karlsson, a wine and travel blogger (BK Wine Tours), has submitted the following post to participate in the GWC - International Guest Blogger Contest:

A brief introduction to an exciting wine region in Portugal

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