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ROUTE OF THE VINHO VERDE


The Route of the Vinho Verde, located in the region of Entre – Douro e Minho, offers tours that, keeping contact with nature, history and local culture, allow unveiling the freshness and uniqueness of the vinho verde. The Vinho Verde Region is also known for the Vinho Verde Grape Marc and for the Sparkling Vinho Verde.


Out of the eight possible touristic itineraries, we recommend two:

Itinerary of the Sousa


Beginning in the Monasteries of Cête, in the municipality of Paredes, and of Paço de Sousa, in the municipality of Penafiel, head towards Lousada and the famous «Torre dos Mouros» (Tower of the Moors) passing by Felgueiras to visit the Monastery of Pombeiro, which foundation precedes the Portuguese nation. It ends in the town of Amarante, where you may visit the Monastery of Saint Gonçalo, the Amadeo Souza-Cardoso Art Museum and the 18th century bridge that connects the banks of the River Tâmega.


Itinerary of the Tâmega


Beginning in the Monastery of Alpendurada, head towards Marco de Canaveses to visit the grandiose ruins of the «Fidalgo», the Church of Saint Mary (work by Siza Vieira) and the archaeological park of the Freixo – Tongobriga. It ends in Baião, with a visit to the House of Tormes, where Eça de Queirós lived and which was the set for the literary work «A Cidade e as Serras» (The City and the Mountains).


Take this opportunity for some wine tasting in the following Quintas:



Quinta da Aveleda

Penafiel


HOW TO GET THERE

A4 (Vila Real/Valongo), exit in Penafiel Sul/Entre-os-Rios. After the toll boxes, turn right towards Paredes. 300 meters ahead, turn again to the first on the right. Drive for 1 kilometre till you find the entrance to the Quinta.


SCHEDULES AND CONTACTS

Visits to the Quinta da Aveleda may be booked from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 pm, and from 2 pm to 5 pm. Prior booking required for large groups.


BOOKINGS:

Telephone: +351 255 718 200

Fax: +351 255 711 139

E-mail: info@aveleda.pt



House of Vila Boa

Vila Boa de Quires • 4635-732 Marco de Canavezes


SCHEDULES AND CONTACTS

As visitas à Casa de Vila Boa podem ser feitas das 11 am to 1 pm and from 3pm to 7 pm and have an approximate duration of 20 minutes.


CONTACT:

Luís Lencastre

Telephone: +351 255 535 714 / +351 966 008 009

Fax: +351 255 536 683

E-mail: geral@casavilaboa.com



Casa de Vilacetinho

4575-059 Alpendurada e Matos


Visits to the House of Vilacetinho may be scheduled from 10 am to 12.30 pm from 2 pm to 6 pm and have an approximate duration of 20 minutes.


CONTACT:

Maria Luísa Girão

Telef: +351 255 619 744 / +351 255 611 445

Fax: +351 255 611 000

E-mail: vilacetinho@netc.pt

UEL: http://www.casadevilacetinho.pt


ROUTE OF THE UPPER DOURO WINE REGION


The Demarcated Region of the Douro is one of the oldest wine regions in the world, it was demarcated and regulated, by a Decree from 1756, from the Marquis of Pombal. It is the product of the combination between the work of nature and that of Men.

Firstly, the River opened its deep bed, then Man's hard work adapted its steepy and geometrical cliffs to wine culture, lastly the climate made its contribution for the production of that which is considered as one of the World's best wines - The Port wine, within the background of a unique and unmatchable landscape.

In December of 2001, part of this region was listed as World heritage by Unesco, under the name "Região Vinhateira do Alto Douro" [The Upper Douro Wine Region], including 25 thousand hectares in a diversity of areas divided by three different routes - The Lower Corgo, The Upper Corgo and the Upper Douro, spread through 13 counties: Mesão Frio, Peso da Régua, Santa Marta de Penaguião, Vila Real, Alijó, Sabrosa, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Torre de Moncorvo, Lamego, Armamar, Tabuaço, São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa; and stretching along the margins of the River Douro and its tributaries, Varosa, Corgo, Távora, Torto and Pinhão.

Today, besides Porto Wine, the Region also offers top quality table wines, plus the Moscatel and sparkling wine.

Wine Tasting at the Quintas


The Quinta do Castelinho

5054-909 Peso da Régua

Telephone:  (00 351) 254 320 260

Fax: (00 351) 254 320 259


The Quinta do Portal

E.N. 323 Celeirós do Douro

5060-909 Sabrosa

Telephone:  (00 351) 259 937 100

Fax: (00 351) 259 937 109


The Quinta do Seixo

Tabuaço

5120-455 Valença do Douro

Telephone:  (00 351) 254 473 800

Fax: (00 351) 254 732 349


The Quinta de Ventozelo

Ervedosa do Douro

5130-135 S. João da Pesqueira

Telephone:  (00 351) 254 732 167 / 254 731 181

Fax: (00 351) 254 731 180


The Quinta da Pacheca

Cambres

5110- 424 Lamego

Telephone:  (00 351) 254 313 228

Fax: (00 351) 254 321 359