Cristiano van Zeller is one of the Douro Valley's most important ambassadors. With considerable passion and the convincing authority of his voice, he spins tales all over the world about his treasure-trove of ancient vines, the plethora of individual grape varieties, and the great character of classic Douro Valley wines. Cristiano is the communicator par excellence and a very welcome guest at festivals, presentations and events. His Quinta Vale Dona Maria in Rio Torto is a veritable jewel, planted to a myriad of traditional grape varieties, grown on extremely steep hillsides. Together with his wife Joana, he has painstakingly renovated the vineyards of the quinta, and carefully restored the buildings. And although Quinta Vale Dona Maria is the smallest estate in the group of the Douro Boys, their wines can be found in the best restaurants and wine-bars all over the world.
VAN ZELLERS & Co / QUINTA VALE D. MARIA
Cristiano van Zeller
Rua de Gondarém, 1427, 2o Dto, Ala Norte
4150 – 380 Porto, Portugal
tel: +351 22 3744320
fax: +351 22 3744322
mobile: +351 93 682 9277