Autumn is an ideal time to admire nature and, more specifically, forests and vineyards, which are tinged with beautiful colors. It is actually a great time to do entourism, and not only for Spain, but also for Portugal, a country with a great wine tradition, which offers wines of excellent quality that have been recognized throughout the world, winning numerous awards and prizes.
Wine is a great excuse to discover the landscapes, heritage, culture and people of the neighboring country. Although in Portugal the greatest number of spaces dedicated to wine tourism is concentrated in the Douro and Alentejo regions, there are wine production establishments throughout the country. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We tell you about five of its best hotels for wine tourism. These are places that have been selected by trivago. Would you like to join us?
Six Senses Douro Valley
First of all, let's talk about Six Senses Douro Valley, the first hotel of the prestigious Six Senses chain in Europe. Is found in Lamego, in the heart of the Douro Valley, a place surrounded by absolute silence.
The hotel occupies the facilities of a restored historic 19th century mansion and has rooms, suites, apartments and villas. It offers a huge spa and numerous activities related to the world of wine: cruises, visits to historic wineries, helicopter flights, picnics ... In addition, it is important to note that its dining options are nourished by products from the hotel's garden and the local production.
Quinta da Pacheca
In Lamego we also find Quina da Pacheca, a winery that dates back to the 17th century, which is why it is considered one of the oldest in the Douro Valley. We are talking about a restored house respecting the architecture traditional, which offers sober and elegant rooms with views of the vineyards and gardens that surround the estate.
We must highlight the restaurant, which offers Portuguese and Valley cuisine, and views panoramic to the landscape. Of course, here you will be able to carry out different activities: wine tastings and courses, cooking workshops, walks on foot, boat or helicopter excursions, grape picking and stomping…
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa
In the Alentejo region we find Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa, which combines design, nature, comfort and relaxation. This establishment is located on the outskirts of a small town where vineyards and olive groves stretch to the horizon.
It is a country house that offers spacious and elegant rooms and suites, as well as a complete spa. Separate mention deserves your restaurant, located in the warehouse building. Of course, winemaking experiences are also offered, such as barrel tastings and tasting sessions.
About 10 kilometers from the Alentejo coast we find A Serenada, a quiet hotel located in the heart of the Sierra de Grândola. The establishment only offers six rooms, all decorated in style vintage. As for the building, which is more than three centuries old antiquity, offers a cozy library and a cellar where visits and wine tastings are organized.
This wonderful hotel has a swimming pool infinite that blends into the landscape, in addition to large terraces.
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House
Finally, we must talk about Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House, a 19th century manor house that offers rooms with views of the vines and to the Duero river. It is located in Sabrosa, a town in the Vila Real District.
Among the gardens and terraces of the hotel we find a beautiful swimming pool among vineyards, in addition to a chapel, a winter garden and orchards fruit trees. Of course, they propose different activities: walking routes, visits to other wineries, tours by helicopter, boat, jeep or train ...
The Douro Valley - Portugal's Wine Country (June 2020)
- wine tourism