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Merry Christmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 22, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

From all of us at quinta do Panascal:  Merry Christmas and happy New Year!!!

Visit us during the holidays and enjoy a delicious Port wine tasting.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.

Except Friday Dec 23rd (closed to the public)

The harvest is over

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 30, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

We just finished the harvest here at the beautiful quinta do Panascal.

We would like to share some photos of one of our last “lagares” since we still use this traditional method for fermentation.

Although the harvest has ended the wine estate remains open to visitors so…. we are waiting for your visit!

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

Organic extra virgin olive oil – soon available at Panascal

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Smooth, delicate and aromatic, with a subtle fruitiness, this premium single estate olive oil is produced in very limited quantities from the first cold pressing of olives organically grown on the Santo António estate. Owned by the distinguished Port house Fonseca, Santo António is an organic vineyard located in the Pinhão valley (not very far from Panascal). Its olive trees are of the Galega (Negrucha), Madural, Cordovil and Cobrançosa varieties.

Grand Diploma – in the “medium fruit” category awarded by the International extra Virgin Olive Oil Agency 5th edition of the ALMA TROPHY

Quinta de Santo António organic extra virgin olive oil – soon available at Panascal visitors’ centre!

Life at Panascal…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

At Quinta do Panascal, life doesn’t get much better than sitting outside on a warm, sunny day; gazing over the Távora Valley vineyards; and enjoying fine food and wine….

The lovely pergola at Panascal

Some local delicacies: roasted almonds, "bolinhos de bacalhau", fresh lemonade...

... and what about this "bolo borrachão" (traditional cake)? Yummy!

Wine Tourism at Quinta do Panascal

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 15, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Conheçam mais sobre o enoturismo na quinta do Panascal   ~ Take a look at our lovely visitors’ centre :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCGLXwYCxL4&feature=related (part 1 – in Portuguese without subtitles)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFMeLF9eUAM&feature=share (part 2 – in Portuguese without subtitles)

Autumn colours…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 29, 2010 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Autumn has arrived with the vineyard rapidly changing into the golds and reds of Douro valley. The growing season has come to an end and everything seems to slow down. Autumn is undoubtedly a beautiful time of year to visit Quinta do Panascal.

Winter season hours of operation (November – Easter):  Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.

For visits outside our hours of operation please contact ana.sofia@fonseca.pt

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