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Location: Penafiel, Portugal | Penafiel, Portugal
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Fine wines from 2 prime vineyards in the Vinho Verde region
Impressive cellars offer a look at the wine-making process
Delicious & traditional lunch in a historic local town
Verdant landscapes of the northern Portugal countryside
In-depth wine information from an expert sommelier
Guided wine tour of Vinho Verde
2 wine tastings
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Porto hotel
Embark on a day-long journey through the countryside of northern Portugal. Admire the charming, evergreen landscapes and visit 2 prime wine cellars to learn about the exquisitely fresh and aromatic Portuguese wine—Vinho Verde—with an expert sommelier.
After you're picked up from your hotel, your driver whisks you into the picturesque hills of wine country. As you drive, your guide explains your itinerary for the day, which takes you along the ancient Roman road through a region that has produced wine for over 22 centuries. Your first stop is in the rural village of Penafiel, marked by ancient churches, winding streets, and a charming Gothic monastery.
Visit your first vineyard, listening to the winemakers themselves discuss the unique characteristics of this wine and its production methods. Vinho Verde translates to green wine, but the name references its young nature—Vinho Verde should be consumed within the first year after bottling, rather than aged. Take a sip, noting the light and fresh character of the wine and its slight sparkling effervescence.
Your tour continues through the dreamy landscapes of Felguieras and Lixa, where you pause for a traditional Portuguese meal. From there, continue to your second wine cellar for a look at how Vinho Verde is produced. Learn about the different grape varietals used, like alvarinho and loureiro, the harvesting process, and the final steps toward bottling as you enjoy a final glass to end your tour.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.,
You must be 18 or older and bring a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.,
Hotel pickup and drop-off is only available from select central Porto hotels.
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