The legendary Quinta do Seixo terraced vineyards

oenological tour - eco-friendly
The legendary Quinta do Seixo terraced vineyards

Less than two hours from Porto by car, Quinta do Seixo is nestled in the Douro Valley, where the hundred grape varieties it produces are spread over a landscape offering spectacular vista.

The priceless Douro Valley lies at the heart of the Cima Corgo region. In its midst, Quinta do Seixo spreads over schist rock terraces (only 5 feet large) upon which only one vine stock is grown to allow for pesticide-free mechanical weeding. Note that the site has been designated a world heritage site by the UNESCO. More than a hundred purely Portuguese grape varieties grow there to produce port wine, Portugal's most famous drink.
Great Wine Centres such as Sandeman offer vineyard tours. Choose between the classic visit and tasting, to the uncommon picnic amongst the hundred-year old vines with the Douro at your feet. You will also be able to discover local food, cheese and other secret produce, and even visit the award-winning Vau Vintage winery. On your way back to Porto, make sure to stop by the Sandeman's historical wine cellars (built in 1790), which have a mysterious caped figure wearing a wide-brimmed hat as their logo...

Sandeman (Quinta do Seixo)
Valença do Douro
5120-495 Tabuaço
+351 25 473 2800
https://www.sandeman.com/port-wine/visit/quinta-do-seixo-douro/

Sandeman Wine Cellars (Porto)
Largo Miguel Bombarda 47
4430-175 Vila Nova de Gaia
Tel : +351 22 374 0533
https://www.sandeman.com/port-wine/visit/cellars-porto/