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It’s harvest time!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 3, 2012 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

If you are planning a visit to the Douro valley check out our 2012 harvest program.

 Join the harvest celebration with family, relatives or friends!



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.



Visit Quinta do Panascal on #PortDay!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres
By now we are sure that you have already heard about #PortDay.
If not, we will tell you that this is a unique event that encourages the celebration of a truly inimitable wine that only comes from Portugal. Consumers from around the world are encouraged to participate in the celebration of this authentic wine and raise awareness about the need to protect the Port name.
One of the best ways to celebrate PortDay is to visit the Douro valley region and our beautiful Quinta do Panascal.

On 27th   January we will offer you a 10% discount in our wine shop! You can also join Port Day by sharing the photos of your visit to Panascal.

Mor info on #Portday

Marron glacé – they are back!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

The authentique marron glacé (Candied chestnuts) requires the expertise of a confiseur.

The process is slow but, trust us this is heaven! Indeed, the chestnuts are carefully selected and then slowly crystallized in (different) vanilla syrups.

Quinta do Panascal autumn pairing: Fonseca 20 Year & Neuhaus’ marron glacé –  €5,25 per person

Fall in the Douro valley is a glorious time!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 7, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Fall is one of our favorite time of year because of its beauty and calmness. Here are some pics from the Autumn season in Quinta do Panascal taken this week.

Come and visit us. You can also take great fall photos !

Fonseca 2009 Vintage Port

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

Fonseca 2009 Vintage will arrive at quinta do Panascal next monday October 17!

Special price – declaration offer 69.95€  (75cl with wooden box) – valid untill December 15th 2011

Tasting by-the-glass also availabe (€6)

Press comments:

Steven Spurrier, Decanter August 2011 – “…spicy, dense fruit with an iron spine behind the richness, energy and sweetness in Fonseca’s robust style, 2019 -2039.” 19 points

 Jamie Goode,, May 2011 – “Smooth, ripe, aromatic nose is lush and rich, with ripe – almost creamy – blackcurrant and raspberry fruit. Very sweet on the palate yet lively, vibrant and fresh, showing broad texture and some appealing tannic grip. Fine grained yet firm tannins combine well with very sweet fruit.” 94–96/100

Jancis Robinson, Purple Pages, May 2011 – “Blackish purple. Heady, opulent nose – really very winning indeed already! But on the palate there seems to be just a slight hole in the middle, a lack of sheer fruit weight. Long and vibrato on the finish though until an extremely dry note on the very end. This reminds me of a fortified version of a 2003 right bank bordeaux.” Score 17.5+. Drink 2030-50

Luís Antunes, Revista de Vinhos, Julho 2011 – “Aromas de lagar, passas, chocolate, fruta preta e cristalizada, caramelo de frutas, complexo, tenso e profundo.Muito encorpado, vigoroso e tex- turado, taninos sólidos, acidez viva, cheio de equilíbrio e personalidade.” Pontos 18,5

Rui Falcão, Revista Wine, Julho 2011 – “Cor preta absolutamente impenetrável. Nariz efusivo e alegre, muito mais frutado, hedonista e exuberante que o habitual na Fonseca, arremessando notas de amora e ameixa preta, deixando as especiarias e o chocolate para o fundo do copo, num registo mais retraído. Denso e sedoso, voluptuoso nos taninos suaves, não se cansa de expressar a fruta de forma entusiástica, com uma desenvoltura e descaramento que animam a alma.” Pontos 18,5

While we wait for the harvest to start….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 7, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

 Harvest is just around the corner. While we wait for a date we pamper ourselfs …. We all lead such busy lives these days and sometimes you need to take some time out, relax an enjoy the good things in life.

Boat trip on the Douro and Távora rivers

Enjoying a delicious roast


And for desert a yummy leite creme (Crème caramel) paired with a Fonseca 10 Year Old

How can you resist? Programs including a boat trip and a meal at Fonseca Quinta Panascal are a must do!

If you are coming with a party larger than 10 people please contact us and reserve in advance.

As for the 2011 harvest:  Stay tuned!

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