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Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

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Tour the winery, wine cellar, and vineyard at Quinta do Bomfim and enjoy a wine tasting on the terrace.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit an on-site museum to learn about the property
  • Take a walk through the vineyard
  • Taste family-made ports and wines
  • Relax on the terrace with scenic views
Full description
Owned by the Symington family for five generations, Quinta do Bomfim features a winery, old wine cellar, and vineyard in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley. Visit the on-site museum and tour the grounds before choosing from a variety of family-made ports and wines to taste on the terrace. The tour begins in a small museum that tells the story of the property, the family, and the wines. A collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro and documents highlight the history of the Quinta and the region. Afterward, choose between three vineyard walks, all of which offer excellent views of the surrounding mountain vineyards, some with dry stone terraces built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, visit the old lodge built in 1896, one of the most significant structures in the Douro Valley. This vast vat and barrel cellar, with its complex roof structure, has been used for over 100 years to hold the ports from each harvest at the estate before they are taken downriver to Vila Nova de Gaia for further maturing. During the harvest, visitors can see the grapes being received at the winery and port being made in the lagares (troughs). At other times of the year, a short film is shown of the winery in operation and traditional treading at other Symington family vineyards. Later, choose from four wine tasting options: a Douro DOC tasting, port tasting, premium vintage tasting, or Dow's Old Tawnies tasting. Each offers a different collection of wines to taste. Head to the terrace and enjoy your tasting surrounded by scenic views of the Douro River and surrounding vineyards. Quinta do Bomfim is the birthplace of two of the 21st century’s most famous ports: First, Dow’s 2007 Vintage Port is the only vintage port made this century to have been awarded a perfect 100 points by the Wine Spectator. Secondly, Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port was nominated the “N°1 Wine in the World” in 2014 by the same influential publication.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Wine tasting of 3-4 glasses of wine
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet at the Quinta do Bomfim Visitor Center. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    Visit to the farm/cellar and wine tasting. When purchasing the visit, we were not given the option to choose the tasting to be done and it ended up being exclusively DOC wines. Since it was a Port wine production, the option DOC tasting or Port wine tasting should also have been given. On the farm itself there were several options to choose from.

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    March 28, 2022

    Very knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the winery’s history and process. Very interesting. Recommended!

    July 25, 2022

    July 23, 2022

    Product ID: 402159