Porto

(Porto, November 7, 2016) – The Great Wine Capitals Global Network announced yesterday that it has accepted Verona’s application to join the Network, joining Adelaide | South Australia, Bilbao | Rioja, Bordeaux, Cape Town | Cape Winelands, Mainz | Rheinhessen, Mendoza, Porto, San Francisco | Napa Valley and Valparaiso | Casablanca Valley.

The Yeatman

The Yeatman is a luxury wine hotel and spa and offers the best of Portugal: from gastronomy and wine to the art of good hospitality. It is a member of the highly respected chain Relais & Châteaux, with 82 bedrooms and suites, a premium restaurant with one Michelin star led by Chef Ricardo Costa, the largest collection of Portuguese wines in the world, a Vinothérapie® Spa by Caudalie and 11 meetings and events rooms.

It is set within 7 acres of land and gardens in the historic Port wine lodge district with stunning panoramic views over Porto and the river Douro.

In fact, the wine selection of The Yeatman offers the gastronomic component the perfect complement, where the sommelier appears as the secret weapon of this experience.

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.

In Porto region there is a wide range of wine and tourism courses, offering different levels of expertise, thus serving every type of student’s profile, from those looking for becoming professionals to those just aiming for self development and recreation.

Universities and Institutes offer several courses corresponding to first, second and third cycles of studies leading to undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degrees.

To discover some of the available offers, just browse through their websites.

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.

After the period of confinement imposed on the country and the whole world by the new coronavirus pandemic, the economy is starting to gradually reopen, and as so tourism resumption is also being prepared.

In order to reinforce visitors confidence in the destination, tourism players have been studying the necessary changes and planning new procedures to be incorporated in their activity to provide a health safety environment to both their customers and employees.

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.

Rita is the face and soul of Conceito Wines. Rita was the bridge that allowed the family owned company, led by her mother Carla Ferreira, to combine History with the ambition to create news brands, such as Rita combines youth with wisdom and technical know-how with intuition.

This is the perfect quirky accommodation option for all the wine lovers out there. Quinta da Pacheca has launched its new lodging option, which offers nothing less than the opportunity to sleep in a giant wine barrel in the heart of Douro Valley. Ever since this has been the Top Choice to spend the night, so be sure to experience it. Just a friendly reminder: book it well in advance!

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