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Fall in love with the Douro during the harvest season

The Douro is one of the oldest wine regions in the world with a unique beauty that amazes its visitors. The Douro landscapes are impressive all year round. However, there is a special time when they come to life: the harvest season. So get on board on a passionate journey to discovering this territory and its harvest, while living an amazing experience in a typical Douro vineyard. 

Discovering the Douro full of life

The end of summer brings with it the harvest season. During this time, the vineyards and terraces of the Douro Wine Region, distinguished as UNESCO World Heritage, gain colour and life. It is time to celebrate the results of a year’s work and harvest the fruits that originate some of the most outstanding wines in the world. The grape harvest is made manually to guarantee the tradition and quality of the fruit.

The Douro vineyards and centenary properties offer a wide range of activities for those who want to visit them and be part of the entire process that constitutes the harvest. In this way, everyone can participate in the gathering of the grapes, surrounded by a stunning landscape, and experience the magic of this season, while having the opportunity to try the best wines.

Live an unforgettable experience

Enjoy a unique experience staying overnight at the historic Quinta de Ventozelo located in the heart of the Douro wine region. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the area, where the tranquillity and complete connection to nature makes time go by more slowly. Here you will find a real amphitheatre over the Douro River and a reserve of Douro biodiversity with terraced vineyards, olive trees, cork oaks, and much more.

At Quinta de Ventozelo you can relax in a natural setting and enjoy various experiences, such as wine tasting, boat trips on the Douro River, walks through stunning scenery, gastronomic and agricultural activities, birdwatching tours, among many others. Ventozelo is much more than a hotel and is the best place to enjoy the magic of the harvest season.

Take advantage of the Traces of Portugal offer and combine your stay at Quinta de Ventozelo with other partner hotels of your choice. Stay in iconic properties located in the most enchanting places in Portugal.

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