About our services

Tasting fees and conditions applicable from 1 May 2012

Quinta do Panascal dates back to the 18th century and is the most important estate of the prestigious Port Wine Company “Fonseca Guimaraens”. The estate has been classified as Grade A, which is the highest grade given to a quinta. The same occurs with its famous wines, namely Fonseca Vintage 1994 which was recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the best wines in the world. Situated in the Douro Valley Region (a World Heritage site),

Quinta do Panascal and Távora river

Quinta do Panascal and Távora river

Quinta do Panascal is open to everyone wishing to visit one of the most famous quintas in the region. The majestic property is located on the banks of the river Távora. It has the only audio tour available in the region which has been produced in 9 languages. The tour guides visitors through the vineyards and talks about the history of the company, the estate, the Douro Region and, the famous wines produced by Fonseca Port.

In the visitor’s room, which has a dazzling view of the Távora valley, guests will taste three of Fonseca’s Ports: Siroco, BIN nº27  and Tawny 10 year old (€ 3 per person)*.  Here, the walls are delightfully made from schist, the traditional stone of the Douro region, protecting the inside from the scorching summer heat.

On the walls one can also find a collection of old photos from the region and its vineyards. The patio in front is surrounded by orange and lemon trees.

Also available is a small wine shop where the full range of Fonseca’s ports may be purchased.

Audio-tour through the vineyards

Audio tour (available in 9 languages)

During the grape-harvesting season, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of watching the men and women treading the grapes in the “lagares”, since the Port is still produced in the traditional way on the estate.

Quinta do Panascal has also two private rooms which can be booked for meetings, lunches or dinners. Meals of superior quality are fully prepared and supplied by the estate.



In 2005, Quinta do Panascal won the prestigious “Best Of” International Wine Tourism Award for Porto as its leading example of wine tourism.



  • Audio tours available in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish and Japanese 
  • Tutored tasting of  Fonseca’s Ports 
  • Gourmet meal services
  • Boat trip on the Douro and Távora rivers 
  • Canoeing, Archery, Slide, Traditional games, Mini challengers

OPENING HOURS: Year round Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday and Sunday by reservation only). From Easter to October: open seven days a week, from 10 am to 6 pm.  

CONTACTS:ana.sofia@fonseca.pt  * Tel 254 732321 / 22 3742800 

One of the best ways to get a different and unique perspective of the Douro region

One of the best ways to get a different and unique perspective of the Douro region


6 Responses to “About our services”

  1. W S Heaven Says:

    I recently enjoyed Fonseca Bin No 27. It brought back happy memories of my tutor at salford college of technology ((1972) where we were taught by a Mr Fonseca. A true Portugese gentlemen.

    The website is excellent, I enjoyed it almost as much as your Bin no 27!

    Kind regards and best wishes

    waltyer heaven

  2. We visited Quinta do Panascal in summer and enjoyed it a lot, the way to Quinta was lovely, the excursion around Quinta and its vineyards was very interesting , and the staff`s friendly and helpful.
    I always recommend my friends planning to visit Portugal to travel to this nice place .



  3. Tanja Stanic Says:

    I can wait to come and visit this place.. se you at the end of august 🙂

  4. […] on our bikes, braving the pick-ups zipping back and forth on the N222, and cycled a short 8km to Quinta do Panascal for a lesson and tasting on Port. We spent the afternoon wandering through the narrow terraces of […]

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