So, who are the Douro Boys?
First off, we will admit that the five winemakers that make up the Douro Boys are no longer “boys”, but fully-grown men. Also, the women behind the scenes play no less important roles.

They are the boys of Quinta do Vallado, Niepoort, Quinta do Crasto, Van Zellers and Co. and Quinta do Vale Meão.

What started as a group of like-minded friends quickly morphed into a globally acclaimed project. Since 2003 the five wine producers from the Douro region have worked together with one goal: to go beyond their already famous port wines and produce the best dry reds and white table wines, collectively showcasing the immense potential the valley along the lengths of the Douro River has to offer to the world.

As many connoisseurs around Planet Wine now know, the high quality of Douro wines is indisputable. What makes the boys so successful in communicating their vision is their enthusiasm and passion.

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The Douro Valley

Wait! You haven’t heard of the Douro Valley yet?

Oh, beautiful Douro Valley, where the mountains are high, the valleys deep, where temperatures vary between moderately cool and hot and the river rushes through a spectacular landscape of blooming flowers and flourishing vines. Welcome to our wonderful region!

Our valley is not only considered to be one of the most beautiful on the entire planet, but also the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.

BEWARE! If you click here, then there’s a high probability that sooner or later, you’ll find yourself planning a journey of discovery to the Douro!

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Are you looking for an enlightening wine-discussion paired with a stay in one of the best and most architecturally pleasing hotels in the whole Douro? Then you have to visit the Ferreiras! Their passion for the region is contagious and you will not leave the valley without being impressed by the local cuisine with fruit and vegetables from their own garden.

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Vilarinho dos Freires
5050 - 364 Peso da Régua Portugal

Tel: +351 254 323147
Email: geral@quintadovallado.com
Web: www.quintadovallado.com

Some experts call Niepoort is the initiator of the modern Douro. Consequently, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try his wines in their home. Although the gape elixir is always on their creative minds, you might catch one of the Niepoorts for an inspiring chat about their globally acclaimed wines.

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Quinta de Nápoles 
Niepoort Winery 
5110-543 Santo Adrião - Douro
 (GPS: 41°14’87.85”N / 7°64’30.94”W)

Tel. +351 223 777 770

Email: napoles@niepoort.pt
Web: www.niepoort.pt

Niepoort Wine Cellar 
Rua de Serpa Pinto, 278 4400-307
Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto
Tel: +351 223 777 770
Email: serpa.pinto@niepoort.pt

All Year: Prior reservation required 

In addition to the impressive quality of the wines, you won’t forget a meeting with the Roquettes: Their hospitality and joie de vivre, combined with the mystical location of the winery are an experience not to be missed!

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Gouvinhas
5060-063 Sabrosa
Portugal

Tel: +351 254 920 020
Email : crasto@quintadocrasto.pt
Web: www.quintadocrasto.pt

Cristiano van Zeller is one of the Douro Valley’s most important ambassadors. With great passion and convincing authority, he spins tales like no other. Cristiano is the communicator par excellence and leaves and indelible image of the Douro and its wines all over the world.

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EM502,
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Email: cristianovanzeller@vanzellersandco.com

You want to drink the same wine as the royalty of China? Then come and visit the Olazábals. Not only do they produce amazing and highly-rated wines, but you have to experience this diamond of a spot!

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Vila Nova de Foz Côa
5150-501 Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Portugal

Tel: +351 279 762 156
Email: geral@quintadovalemeao.pt
Web: www.quintadovalemeao.pt

Updates from the Valley

19 June at 22:02

Douro Boys
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A passion with more than 400 years. A story built and achieved, where the family is the base for everything.
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17 June at 22:08

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The grapes used for the Redoma Branco originate from old vines growing on the right bank of the Douro River, at an altitude of between 400 and 600 metres. Here, the predominant grape varieties are Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Viosinho, Donzelinho and Gouveio. The mica schist soils in which these vines thrive lend the resulting wines plenty of minerality, elegance and vibrant freshness.
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15 June at 22:06

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A fresh and crisp Meandro White.
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