Quinta da Pacheca
Quinta da Pacheca
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
QUINTA DA PACHECA Nearly three hundred years old, Quinta da Pacheca is one of the Douro’s most renowned estates where worldwide awarded wines are produced. One of the first to bottle wine under its own brand, Quinta da Pacheca has always valued traditions, having one of the few 18th century’s remaining milestones, used in the original Pombal’s 1756 world’s first wine region demarcation. With 140 acres along and sloping down to the Douro River, the property is mentioned in an April 1738’s document as “Pacheca”, owned by Lady Mariana Pacheco Pereira. In 1903, by the hand of its new owner, the noble Jose Freire de Serpa Leitao Pimentel, the wine production significantly increased. The vineyards were then renewed and varieties were arranged by fields. The estate was again refurbished in 1916 and new warehouses were built. Eight imposing granite wine presses or “lagares” were then constructed and continue in use today, for the vinification Pacheca’s wines, under the advice of winemaker Maria Serpa Pimentel and agronomist Hugo Fonseca, for the vinification of Pacheca’s wines, for limited annual production of Douro DOC wines and special categories of Port Wines only. Maria do Ceu Goncalves and Paulo Pereira bought the estate in 2012, starting a new era of expansion and vitality.
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  • Linnea Jordan
    Dallas, Texas169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List Experience for Wine Lovers!
    Incredible experience!! We stayed in a wine barrel and booked the romantic package. We loved having a tour of the production and port tasting! The dinner was fantastic. The property is gorgeous, and this is a bucket list experience not to be missed! Book in advance to secure a wine barrel suite!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • crunch6
    Northbrook, Illinois760 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best au gratin potatoes I have ever had!
    We had a magical dinner here in the wine cellar where they store the huge barrels of wine and port. The service was exceptional and the food was so incredibly good. I will always remember the au gratin potatoes as they were the best I have ever had in my life. The beans and the beef with bordelaise sauce was incredible. The dessert bar afterwards was so tasty, too. Thank you so much!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Pritchp
    Bedford, United Kingdom268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful vineyard.
    We had a lovely stay here. Our room was in the new building. It was clean, well laid out and had a small balcony which was lovely to sit out on but not private as all the balconies are glass. Breakfast was good although the coffee wasn’t great. Staff were friendly and on the whole helpful. We enjoyed the complimentary port tasting. The reason for only a very good rating - €2 for a glass of water from the Kilner jar on the bar top seemed excessive and €15 charge to hire the bikes for 1 hour to cycle around the vineyard. When staying here for 4 nights we felt the bike hire should be complementary.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Palomino922
    Virginia Beach, Virginia1,066 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful vineyard
    This 300 year old vineyard and winery is gorgeous. The site of the vineyards behind the buildings will take your breath away. We had an excellent tour of the wine processing. We say large granite trough where they stomp grapes by foot which is more delicate than machinery. They produce reds, whites and of course Ports. Pronounced 'Pa-shak-a'.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Ken M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing way to end a vacation in Portugal
    We ended our vacation in Portugal at the Quinta. My spouse found the hotel while doing our initial investigations of the area and immediately fell in love with the idea of sleeping in the barrel rooms. What a lovely experience, though be forewarned, there is no real privacy as it comes to the bathroom because it's just a simple glass door that separates the bedroom from the bathroom. However, it didn't spoil our experience. All depends on the level of intimacy you have with the person your sharing the room with. Putting that aside, we absolutely loved our time at the Quinta. The location, the views, the people, the wine, the food, the Spa. Everything not only met but exceeded our expectations. The first morning we had breakfast delivered to the barrel. The breakfast was generous and very delicious. It included crepes and pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, assorted fruits, pastries, fresh OJ and coffee. And of course as my spouse notes, Nutella. One evening we had dinner at Casa do Alambique, which is one of the restaurants at the Quinta. The food and staff were both awesome. My spouse utilized the Spa a couple of times and has nothing but praise for Frederico, the manager as well as Jessica, the masseuse. After spending over a week walking in Lisbon and Porto, her feet and legs appreciated the care given by them. We also did a wine tour and tasting which was presented by Hugo. You could feel the passion he has for not only the Quinta but also the whole Douro region. He also emphasized how much they appreciate their guests and how tourism as revitalized the region. Everyone that we interacted with at Pacheca was warm and helpful. This started before we even visited the location, as we contacted them about recommendations for a car service back to Lisbon. The business they recommended, Alcides Pereira, was great! We used them for different day trips and the primary driver we had, Maria, was a sweetheart. We didn't utilize the pool but would have, if it had been available earlier in the morning before 10:00 am. We are early risers and would have loved to have taken an early morning dip. However, later in the day, it was always quite busy. There was something calming about waking early and walking around the property, which included a number of peacocks and area Quinta dogs that would visit. Would we stay in the barrels again, maybe not, though it was an unforgettable experience, it was a bit tight, but would we stay here again? Absolutely.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • alinesaysciaobella
    Westfield, Massachusetts67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    go during harvest season - wine experience is incredible
    my mom and i stayed in the wine barrel room and it was absolutely incredible. we had a beautiful view of the vineyard right from our bed. we went during harvest seasons so we got to participate in the stomping of the grapes - it was so fun! we sang songs and got our feet a little dirty! highly recommend spending at least one night here. we got to also participate in a tasting on site.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 16 August 2023
  • 0721_D
    New York City, New York184 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Views. Well Kept Facilities.
    Amazing views. Well-kept facilities. Employees are friendly and make you feel comfortable. But the cost for bottled wine, if you want to buy, are the way overpriced. I can only suggest that they should reconsider their pricing policy, so most of the visitors can afford to buy their products.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • calgaryguy
    Kelowna, Canada477 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Winery Meal
    WE had a lovely dinner here with our tour group. The winery served an excellent veal supper with all the associated courses. The setting was a vast wine cellar which was perfect for the occasion. Could have used a bit more wine, though. A small ensemble provided lovely background music. and after dinner, my wife and I enjoyed the beautiful evening to explore the grounds a bit. Lovely evening.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Flavia
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Wedding Day
    I got married last Sunday (24.09.23) at Pacheca. Everything was just perfect, above and beyond our expectations. The staff are amazing and incredibly kind, the views are stunning and the food is unreal. Many thanks to Aderito and João who went an extra mile to make our day perfect.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Dorottya Albert
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One night stay with perfect wine tasting
    It was a great stay at Quinta da Pacheca. Our wine tasting (every guest gets one!) was a great experience - we thought of a short, 30 mins long tasting, instead we got a small tour around the estate, we saw the port barrels (!) and we had a very diverse tasting: this was the only place where we could taste and compare a ruby with a tawny. Their vintage ruby was phenomenal, from 2019, we ordered one bottle later. The guide spoke excellent English (better than us) and also was very kind, had a great sense of humour, too. Afterwards we tried their restaurant, the cuisine was great, even though the place was elegant, high-end restaurant, the waiters were all kind and helpful, we did not feel uncomfortable. All in all I will definitely recommend Quinta da Pacheca to all of my friends!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
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icklebluefairy
London, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I’ve wanted to stay in the barrels for some time now so we visited for my husband’s birthday and also organised to do the new ‘Flamour’ experience. Fabio and Piedro were brilliant hosts during our stay. Totally blew us away.

We started with a tour of the vineyard and a tasting of their two top wines before heading in for the most stunning lunch of local food cooked over flames. As it was raining we had a private table in a Lagar! We then blended our own bottles of port which was brilliant! We rounded off the afternoon with tea made from herb infusions from the Quinta.

After the best night sleep in our barrel and a visit from the resident peacock, we continued our experience with the most freshly fragrant spa experience. The experience finished with a five course dinner in the private cellar with more wine from the estate and some extra surprises thrown in.

Every little detail had really been thought through. We made such special memories we will treasure forever. No trip to the Douro Valley should be complete without a trip to Quinta Da Pacheca
Written 1 April 2024
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tcultivate13
mlps15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an amazing experience! Fabio led the best wine tour we’ve ever had. Such passion and knowledge! Stay in the wine barrels, if possible. It’s peaceful, comfortable and such a unique experience!
Written 12 March 2024
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HoChin L
Barcelona, Spain158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fully equipped big barrel room, very comfortable with many great interior designs. The dinner and breakfast at the restaurant is amazingly good. Unforgettable trip to the winery! The only downside is the soundproofing wasn't good enough and therefore you will hear noises when your neighbors are loud.
Written 17 January 2024
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Hawaiian Canuck
Vancouver, Canada1,378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
After our Douro Valley cruise our driver guide dropped me and my friend of at this winery for lunch and a tour. So glad he did as it was the perfect conclusion to an excellent day. The complex is historic buildings and landscape are stunning. The tour was informative and detailed and ended with a stop in their shop. The star of the visit was their restaurant and our incredible lunch so definitely make plans to have a meal here.
Written 4 January 2024
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namanniy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
excellent wine tour and tasting, beautiful location, very well maintained
informative tour and good wines
Written 12 December 2023
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MiroslavStefan
Czech Republic9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Very good balanced wines, guide was friendly, place is clean with nice view, parking without problem. If u like a good wines, just try it
Written 15 November 2023
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cheryl
Thornhill, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We were on the Emerald Radiance. The second last night of our cruise they brought us here for dinner. It was magical. The food was delicious as was the wine—the vinho verde was delicious. Highly recommend
Written 23 October 2023
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Catherine L
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful resorts I have ever visited. However the staff's aloofness kept me from giving a five star rating. I was told you have to schedule gym time but I almost never saw anyone there. We did the wine tour but it was average. It was interesting to sleep in wine barrels but the quarters were tight. The high point may have been the fantastic bartender who advised us they make everything from scratch. He was always pleasant and made fantastic cocktails. There was a wine restaurant we went to across the Douro and it was very good. Indoor/outdoor seating & adjacent to the train tracks. Pacheca has a lovely pool but it is cold.
Written 17 October 2023
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NKelly186338
London, UK538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was an amazing experience and really magical. The rooms were lovely, staff were friendly and was really nice to just hang out in the estate in such beautiful surroundings.
Written 15 October 2023
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maluks
Sao Paulo, SP248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This Quinta is in the middle of an explendid wineyard, with fancy decoration, restaurants, bar, SPA and swiming pool area. However the staff was not gentle as supposed to, the rooms were small, the air conditioned did not work, and there were maintenance works going on outside our room that prevented us to open the window and stay in the balcony.
Written 12 October 2023
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