The silent art of the portwine-maker (2 days)
Intense port wine route in the emblematic wine region of Douro and Porto
There is now a highly savoury region that every travelling winelovers needs to tick once in their lifetime: Douro and Northern Portugal
I have invested time and have progressed greatly into wine knowledge over these years. My interest in wine started like an affair with sparkling wines, particularly Champagne and then Cava , learning directly from the producers in Penedes. I started to read on all wine topics. I am resolutely an insider when it comes to Spain and Portugal, with a special mention to the people behind wines. In the world of wine, I keep on learning new stuff every day like a rocky. The day I approach the wine culture with a snobby attitude will damper any progress and excitment, I don't want that! The wine culture is best grabbed in serenpidity, it's about accidental occurences..and lots of fun.
To me, there is no better plan than the one that allows everyone to discover wine regions at their own pace, through entertaining and endless conversation while strolling in the vineyards.
I have enthusiastically led international groups on more than 15 different destinations.
Thank you for your service and attention! Your recommendations were great and we discovered unexpected cellars and places in the Rioja. Everybody was extremely friendly and welcomed us in a familiar way. We never felt as tourists, but part of the wine houses. It truly was an amazing wine tour!
My sister and I are from the United States and were in Salamanca for a week visiting my niece. We noticed a pamphlet advertising a one day Sierra de Salamanca tour and thought we would give it a try....I am so glad we did! We had an absolutely picture perfect day visiting several quaint villages and touring an organic winery.
Helena and Pierre were fantastic hosts. I hope to return one day to experience a longer tour. If you love wine, do yourself a favor and contact Slowwines.
2 days - The silent art of the portwine-maker
from €685 pp