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From Porto: Excursion To Vinho Verde Region With Wine Tastings & Lunch

★★★★★ 5 / 5 8 Reviews
Discover the Region that we Demarcated back in 1908 and where we produce the unique and one of the most popular types of Portuguese Wine: Vinho Verde. We will take you to Monção & Melgaço to try the delicious wines made with the Alvarinho grape, considered the noblest varietal of the region. Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
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The second largest city in Portugal is in itself one of the most sought after cities. We started the tour in Porto and headed north, towards the Vinho Verde region.

We traveled to Melgaço, the northernmost municipality in Portugal and one of the two sub-regions where Alvarinho is king. Here we will visit one of the most famous wineries in the region, which is still familiar and has produced excellent nectars since 1982, where we will start by tasting some unexpected products: infusions!

You will have a small breakfast in harmony with the infusions created by this winery that will awaken your senses. Then we will visit the property: the infusion fields, the cellar and finally taste the excellent wines.

After the visit, we will stop at a typical restaurant where we will have a delicious regional lunch waiting for us. Here you will also have the opportunity to taste sausages and smoked meat accompanied by red Vinho Verde!

Then, with our energy restored, we traveled to Monção to get to know the other half of this sub-region. Here we will find a family winery where traditions are a tribute to their ancestors, but high technology is also used to produce the best wines.

We then returned to Porto. Are you ready for the trip? Book now!

- What To Expect

Discover the region we demarcated in 1908 and where we produce the only and one of the most popular types of Portuguese wine: Vinho Verde. We will take you to Monção and Melgaço to try the delicious wines made with the Alvarinho grape, considered the most noble variety in the region.

It is a region of historic villages and vines with a peculiar appearance, but also delicious smoked sausages that combine beautifully with Red Green Wine ... Join us in this experience and discover a region that truly embodies the spirit of the north.

- What Is Included

- Local guide
- Start and end of the tour at your accommodation or another location in the Center of Porto
- Tour in 5-9 seats vehicle with air conditioning
- Visits to two wineries in the Vinho Verde region and tasting of Vinho Verde DOC wines and infusions
- Regional lunch in Melgaço that starts with tasting of sausages and smoked paired with red Vinho Verde

- What Is Not Included

- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Pick-up and drop off outside of Porto (an extra fee applies, paid to the guide on the day)

- Transfers

Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation or any place that you prefer in the Centre of Porto.

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Customer Reviews (8 reviews)

So much history

★★★★★ Reviewed by Ann on 2019-10-24
Having already experienced an excellent tour of the Douro Valley region earlier in our stay in Porto we wondered whether this tour could match it. We should not have been worried! The company kept us informed regarding the time we would be picked up from our hotel, and Jorge telephoned personally when he was unforeseeably detained. There were two other couples on our tour who were great company. Our first stop in Ponte de Lima included coffee and a selection of local cakes, followed by a chance to look around this beautiful town. Jorge explained local traditions associated with Ponte de Lima, and his family connections made it even more interesting. The two wine tasting stops showed the variety of flavours to be had from Portuguese Vinho Verde. The lunch included a selection of local produce, an enormous main course, and a selection of different desserts. We were quite late arriving at the final vineyard, but the owner was particularly charming, showing us her vines and allowing us to sample local bread and cheese as well as her wine and brandy. It was a very enjoyable, full day (almost 12 hours). Our thanks to Jorge and our Brazilian companions.

Amazing tour, with exceptional attention to details

★★★★★ Reviewed by Kayla on 2019-08-20
We knew we wanted to visit the Vinho Verde region while in Porto, and this tour was the perfect way to do just that! We were picked up right outside of our rental property by Jorge, and then had just 1 other guest on our tour so it was very personal. The visit to Ponte de Lima with local pastries and lunch in Mecago with local sausage, cheeses, and wine were awesome additions to a traditional "wine tour". The vineyards are very small and each experience felt genuine, not a rushed, pre-packaged tasting visit. If you enjoy Vinho Verde wines, I would highly recommend going on this tour! Jorge was an excellent guide, providing so much history and knowledge about every place visited. The best wine tour I've ever been on!

Five star tour

★★★★★ Reviewed by Tyler on 2019-08-14
My husband and I were in Portugal for our honeymoon, and our trip to the Vinho Verde with Jorge was one of the highlights of our trip. The company was easy to work with -- they kept us very informed about the logistics of our day and were accessible over email. More importantly, our guide, Jorge, was fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the region's history, culture, and geography and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Getting to know him was one of the best parts of the tour. And the reason that we signed up for the trip -- the vineyards -- were fantastic as well. The wine was delicious, and the hosts were eager to show us everything, from the vines themselves to the bottling and aging facilities. I can't recommend this tour enough. It was a day we will remember for a very long time.

Really incredible tour with delicious wine

★★★★★ Reviewed by Tanya on 2019-07-02
This was a fabulous tour to go in Summer, and the guide, Antonio was really fantastic. We drank mostly white and refreshing wines. We started the day with pastry tasting and a walk around a beautiful medieval town, then went to one of the best known Vinho Verde wineries to get a tour of their production and drink four delicious white wines. We had lunch at a lovely local restaurant in Melgaco, and walked around the town. The choices were beef or fish, so not great for vegetarians. After lunch we visited a family farm and vineyard that was really beautiful and learned about the history of the region and wine making. Duoro might be better known, but it was great to go North almost to Spain.

Vinho Verde tour!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Kristen on 2019-06-05
Easy company to work with and we had a wonderful day-long trip to the Northern part of Portugal for vinho verde tastings. We stopped at a town about 1 hour outside of Porto for some pastries and coffee and a short walk around the area, which was lovely. Then we had a wine tasting, lunch, and another wine tasting. The scenery in this area was so beautiful and the wineries we went to were both different and extremely welcoming. And the wine was great! We also tasted a rose and red at our first winery. Our guide Antonio was wonderful and helped us track down some individual wine holders to help pack our wine securely in our suitcases to return home. Highly recommend Antonio, this company, and tour!

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