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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 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.
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:email@example.com * Tel 254 732321 / 22 3742800