wining & dining in North Portugal


North Portugal is famous for its wine, the so called vinho verde. With the verde = green, not referring to the wine color (red, white, rosé) but to the state of the grape at picking. Green, not fully ripe. It gives a sparkly wine, much appreciated on a warm day.

There is a ‘vinho verde’ route starting nearby, leading you past several wine farms, quintas. Some of which offer interesting wine tasting experiences. And of course, there’s a trip to the Douro Wine Valley. Last but not least: port wine tasting in Porto.


North Portugal’s traditional kitchen is the one originally feeding the farmers, coming back from a hard day’s work on the land.  Like life itself, the meals are rough, unsophisticated, but pure, healthy and oh so good!  We’ve tested quite some ‘restaurants’ in the area and can tell you where to find that oldskoolPortuguese food.

Almost forgot to tell you: in July & August, the best cooking around (apparently, according to our guests) can be found right here with us.  Along with some quality wine.

Wine lovers guided tours & activities

Walking trail, mini tour and Red “Verde” Wine and regional products Tasting
A visit to Adega dos Leões, In Cavez, Cabeceiras de Basto. A centenary wine, that won several prizes in the past and nowadays, with a brand known by its profound patrimonial and family values, that enrich the visit. Offer of a bottle of wine to every adult participant.
Grupo mínimo de 4 pessoas (adultos) – 160€ Pessoa extra – 35€/adulto; 20€/criança (3 aos 12 anos)

Wine Tours Douro
A personalized visit to the amazing Quinta das Carvalhas, e tasting of wines and regional snacks, that truly feed the senses! The tasting is performed at a privileged space in the Quinta, a rebuilt “ruin” of extreme beauty, in the middle of the vines and with a constant view to the fantastic landscape of Douro. In the end, a visit to Pinhão.
Price: Adult: 120€; Children from 4 to 12 Y.O.: 60€

Wine Harvest Experience Douro
A complete program of wine harvest (vindimas) celebration! An unforgettable experience…Visit to the amazing Quinta das Carvalhas at Pinhão, the cut, the “lagarada” (process through wich grapes are trodden), and lunch.
Bring your friends and come to live the tradition in its most pure state!
Price: Adult: 160€; Children from 4 to 12 Y.O.: 100€

All programs include insurance and guides from the tourism housing. Don’t include transport. All programs are subject to availability and previous mandatory scheduling.