Porto

Casa de Mateus

Casa de Mateus is a marvel of baroque architecture, it is a time machine that allows us to travel over the past hundreds of years and follow much of the history of Portugal, Europe and the World. It is a centre that converge and radiate people, ideas, stories, documents, artifacts, which all together constitute a unique heritage.

It  is open to the public for visits all year round and offers a diverse cultural program, namely, international music meetings, seminars and conferences, concerts of ancient and baroque music, just to name a few.

Quinta do Crasto

This wine estate is one of the essential places for wine tourism. Located in the heart of the Douro Valley, it has exceptional conditions for the production of wines and olive oil of the highest quality. It has been affirming itself in the tourist scene, by the excellence of the service and by the magnificent landscape and stunning views.

In addition, the property, located on the right bank of the Douro River, in perfect harmony with the surrounding terroir, has a history that comes from far back, with numerous architectural references of interest:

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel

This wine hotel, on the Vinho Verde Route, is part of a 30 ha estate of vineyards, currently offering 46 accommodation units. The rooms are charming spaces where contemporary aesthetics privilege comfort, in an atmosphere of calm and intimacy, designed by Paulo Lobo. The new 10 Wine Experience Suites, with approximately 147m² each, and views to the vineyard from its private terrace, have exclusive offers such as: private garden, deck, outdoor shower with rain effect and a swimming pool heated from solar panels, a gas fireplace with two fronts and a private wine cellar.

The Yeatman Restaurant is a large part of the excellent service the hotel promotes. It won a star in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Michelin Guides and a second star in the 2017 Guide, which has been consecutively renewed until 2020. Open exclusively for dinner, the Restaurant serves a single Tasting Menu by the renowned and award-winning Executive Chef of The Yeatman.

Aware of climate change impact on the wine sector, since a few years researchers have been developing pioneering studies and projects that allow them to anticipate scenarios and establish models adapted to new global circumstances.

 

Most wine producers in both Douro and Vinho Verde wine regions are very aware of the importance of environmental, social and economic sustainability in wine and tourism related activities, and are fully committed with it.

Combining century-old methods with new and innovative techniques and using cutting edge technology, they are making sure to contribute to the preservation and promotion of the vitality and sustainability of the territory.

As a luxury wine hotel, The Yeatman, facing Porto, takes on the place of an embassy for the best national wines. The secret is well kept in its award-winning wine cellar, which has one of the most complete and diverse collections of Portuguese wines. Its wine selection 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.

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