Online Classes

Immerse yourself into the fascinating wine world of the Douro valley. Get a one of a kind insight as the region’s best invite you behind the scenes to share valuable lessons about their origin, their mastery and their most precious good: the Douro wine.

Douro Masterclass I

An Introduction to the Douro Valley with Luisa Olazabal // Quinta do Vale Meão

Gain a fundamental understanding of the origin place of your favorite wine and immerse yourself into the captivating Douro Valley. Luisa Olazabal will take you back in time, guide you through the history and the characteristics of the Douro and will give insight on what exactly it is about their climatic and geological idiosyncrasy that bring forth their special wines.

Video length: 14.36 minutes

 

 

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Douro Masterclass II

A Douro harvest with Miguel Roquette // Quinta do Crasto

Get a first-hand glimpse behind the scenes and visit Miguel Roquette of Quinta do Crasto on a day of harvesting. Follow the grapes’ journey from vine to barrel and discover what makes the harvest in the Douro Valley one of a kind.

 

Video length: 14.22 minutes

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Douro Masterclass III

Varietal diversity with Cristiano Van Zeller // Van Zellers and Co.

Did you know that more than 100 grape varieties grow and prosper in the Douro region? Become proficient in the fascinating diversity of the Valley, their history and find out whether Cristiano Van Zeller has a favorite variety to work with.

 

Video length: 20.24 minutes

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Douro Masterclass IV

Tasting Douro with Manuel Lobo // Quinta do Crasto

No one said that you have to listen to a vintner’s choice of wine but it seems like a smart move. Head wine maker of Quinta do Crasto, Manuel Lobo gets candid about his favorite wine, sharing his enthusiasm by guiding you through an exclusive tasting.

 

Video length: 10.52 minutes

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Douro Masterclass V

Reds from the Douro with João Roquette Álvares Ribeiro // Quinta do Vallado

Heritage with a modern twist. João Roquette Álvares Ribeiro guides you through everything you wanted to know about the evolution of red wines in the Douro region, from soil and grape varieties to modern-day wine styles and ageing.

Video length: 27.18 minutes

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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,
Portugal

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
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