Vesuvio

Vesuvio

Michelin-worthy dining paired with Instagram-worthy views. GQ

At Quinta do Vesuvio, located in the cliffs of the Upper Douro, the work of man and the work of nature achieved a perfect and lasting harmony.

There are mentions of Quinta do Vesuvio in historical records as old as those dating to 1565. However, it was essentially in the 19th century, under the auspices of the famous "Douro widow" Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, that this vineyard estate acquired its legendary reputation, and it was under her administration that it became the elite Quinta of the Douro Valley. In 1989, Quinta do Vesuvio was bought by the Symington family and has since produced some of the best Premium Port wines with brands such as Graham's, Cockburn's, Dow's and Warren's. Part of the estate are seven hills, thirty-one valleys and some higher points - at 496 meters, offer breathtaking panoramic views.

Quinta do Vesuvio

Built in a magnificent location on the south bank of the river Douro, Quinta has an enviable terroir. The unique interaction of the microclimate and the soil, the exhibition and several other characteristics that meet at the location, create ideal conditions for the production of excellent quality wines, which stand out from all other Douro wines. The winery was built on an imposing scale, unprecedented and completed in 1827. The unique combination of location, soil, caste composition and traditional grape threading results in the emblematic table wines of the Quinta do Vesuvio, unbelievably full bodied and concentrated, with a balance and a end of mouth absolutely exceptional.

It is one of the last places in the world where men and women walk on the stone wineries on grapes harvested during the day, accompanied by music and dancing. This tradition transports us to distant times whose memory is preserved in magical places like this.

Welcome to Quinta do Vesuvio

The "The Presidential" experience offers the unique opportunity to visit the magnificent Quinta do Vesuvio and discover in person the ancient art of making wines. The charming manor is so special that it remains one of the few properties that the Symington family chooses to keep closed to the public - which makes walking on its grounds a rare privilege.

The Presidential passengers are invited to discover the Quinta, taste wines directly from the casks and, during the grape harvest season, at one of the last large wineries in the country.

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