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Cheese pairing – New!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 25, 2012 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres


When at Panascal try a chilled Siroco or a 10 Year old Tawny accompanied by the delicious goat cheese from Trás-os-Montes region. You will see that Port and cheese make the perfect pair!



Check out our new billboard on N222

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 26, 2012 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

When driving on the N222 don’t forget to check out  Quinta do Panascal’ s  new billboard.  The billboard shows the beautiful Távora valley and the unique landscape of the Douro region.  An inspirational image…

Feel free to share your comments  if you spot our billboard.



And the 2011 harvest will start….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

… next Tuesday, 13rd September!

Here follows some pics from last year:

Old terraces - Picking the grapes


Fonseca’s special vindima baskets


The traditional lagares


The traditional “ramo” marks the end of the harvest

Quinta do Panascal at BTL 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Quinta do Panascal went to the Lisbon’s Internationl Tourism Fair (BTL) and in partnership with the Douro Tourism hosted a tasting of the Panascal Vintage 2008. Check out the pics.

Vintage Quinta do Panascal 2008 – tasting notes:

Opaque purple colour with narrow violet rim. The nose opens with an unrestrained surge of dense concentrated cassis and black cherry laced with a sumptuous confection of molasses and dark chocolate. As it develops, notes of damson and plum emerge from the seemingly impenetrable layer of dark berry fruit followed by heady scents of aromatic herbs and exotic notes of black pepper and sandalwood. On the palate the wine’s rich luscious fruitiness
combines with the close grained and wonderfully integrated tannins to produce an unrestrained eruption of texture and flavour. The opulent black fruit flavours are seemingly endless and are lifted by a zesty freshness on
the finish.

Day 5 at Quinta do Panascal !

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Harvest 2010 – Day 5 at the beautiful Quinta do Panascal in Valença do Douro.  Check out the awesome  pics…

A wooden tool ("macaco") is used to punch down the floating cap during fermentation in order to maximise the extraction of colour, aroma and flavour.

Fermenting must

Baskets full of grapes are transported to the inside of the winery

The wine crusher is used to gently crush the grape skin before they go into the lagar

Harvest details

The 2010 harvest has officially started!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Day 1 at Quinta do Panascal !

We look foward to your visit! During the months of September and October Quinta do Panascal visitors’ centre is open seven days a week from 10am to 7pm.

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