Quinta de Avessada
Quinta de Avessada
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Simone
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Aug 2022
We have recently been to this winery as part of a day tour around the Douro Valley. This 'stop' made the day. The staff were polite, friendly and had a wonderful sense of humour. Mahmood was particularly brilliant in terms of knowledge and how he explained things - he is a gift!!
The food and the whole experience was wonderful. Thank you to all involved!

Andy and Simone Whitehouse-James
Written 25 August 2022
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dese2
Auburn, NY2,533 contributions
Jun 2022
While on a Viking cruise of the Douro we visited this Quinta for lunch and to tour. When we arrived, we entered to the patio where we were served a small wine refresher.
We then were directed into the dining room where tables were set. It was open seating.
Lunch consisted of several courses including some appetizers, soup, main and dessert. Of course, we had the caldo verde! Both red and white estate wines were served. Coffee was available with dessert.
Near the end of lunch, we had musicians join us. That was a real treat.
The owner, Sr. Luis Boros, came in to tell us about the winery and traditions. He introduced some of the lunch courses.
Following lunch, we had a chance to go to the tasting room for more information about the winery and a look around.
There was an artist there selling paintings.
It was a very nice location. Take the opportunity to look around and see some of the displays outside the dining room or around the grounds.
Restrooms are available.
Written 30 June 2022
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M Nevarez-Padilla
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
On November 10, 2019 we took the Portugal, Spain & Douro River Valley river cruise with Uniworld. On November 12 we went to the tour to QUINTA DA AVESSADA for dinner at the Wine Estate. After dinner in their store we bought a bottle of their wine. NEVER, NEVER allow any tourist of the cruise to buy any wine at Quinta Da Avessada. Mr. Barros is a thieve when he overcharged me $33.06 for a bottle of vine instead $10.95 at any store. The cruise manager Mr. Ricardo called him and Mr. Ricardo return my money and I gave him back the bottle of wine. Very disappointed!
Written 21 December 2019
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Carspre
Wilmington, DE122 contributions
Nov 2019
This lunch was booked for a 105-person Viking River cruise group and did not disappoint. The quinta (vineyard estate) is located on a hilltop overlooking acres and acres of Douro River vines. It was late November, so the colors of the leaves were beautiful. The lunch was held in a beautiful old room with large tables set for 10 or more. We began with a special soup, notable for a historic event. A woman who owned a large number of vineyards at the time of the phyloxera grape disease about 100 years ago, was able to save many small farmers by tiding them over with a nutritious soup she managed to deliver to them. Otherwise, they and their families would have gone hungry and sold their properties at depressed prices. The lady is honored in the region, and this hearty soup, based on her recipe, was our first course. I could see how it was able to sustain those hard-working families! It was also truly tasty. Local wines were served with our meal which was then topped off with several dessert choices. I opted for "Drunken Pears" which were marinated in red wine and sugar. I'm glad I had this local specialty and felt it was a fitting end to a memorable meal. All in all, Viking made a great choice in having us visit this historic quinta. I would love to return some day.
Written 8 December 2019
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1sttimeinNY
Greater Manchester, UK17 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Idyllic place. Wonderful wine. Wonderful food. Wonderful people.
Never picked grapes before. Never trod grapes before. All part of the experience. Loved it.
Written 21 October 2019
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Cliff J
London, UK2,128 contributions
Oct 2019
We were part of a small (25-people) tour group and were pre-booked for the tour and lunch. We were greeted with a smile and a glass of Muscatel wine; the main grape of the area, which we had out on the terrace overlooking the vineyards and surrounding hills. The Quinta is located at one of the highest points of the Douro Valley at just over 600-meters. After our delicious glass of wine we had a short lecture about the Quinta and its wine production. Then it was in for an excellent lunch of salad, soup, main course and dessert; red and white wine was available on the tables and when a bottle was empty it was replaced straight away with a full one! Water was also available and after the meal port and grappa was offered - it was all very nice indeed and took a couple of hours! We were then put to work in the vineyard; following a briefing on how to cut the grapes without accidents, we were each given a bucket and a pair of secateurs and told to fill the bucket. Then it was back to the Quinta where those who wished/volunteered took off their shoes and socks and then proceeded to stomp the grapes in a large stone trough, accompanied by a local accordion player who kept the pace - all great fun. To finish our tour we were given a short talk by the 6th generation owner, who was rightly very proud of his Qunita and its staff. A really good day.
Written 14 October 2019
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mochalab
Guelph, Canada256 contributions
Oct 2019
This was our last stop in Favaois.
After being taken on a tour of Favaois to see the local baker, a walk in town, the museum (which had a lovely video made by the school kids), we were taken here for lunch.

The best part of this visit is the host (a Mr. Bean like character), showers his guests with stories and appreciation for the region and the local winemakers. He is a wonderfully animated storyteller.

The facility is picturesque, and very inviting. We were there during harvest, but I'm sure the views would be beautiful in all seasons.
Written 11 October 2019
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Karen G
Bedford, TX47 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Luis and his stories and his love for his country, wine and food made this the highlight of our trip. The traditional Portuguese lunch was delicious and I wish I had asked for the beef stew and the soup recipes! Beautiful countryside and great photo opportunities.
Written 1 October 2019
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Patricia D
Hull, MA94 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We loved the spirit of this place. We were greeted warmly by a guide who explained the Muscatel wine-making process, going around the grounds and their museum. The guide continued to explain the food we were served which was delicious and we even had musical entertainment. The delightful owner, Luis (Mr. Bean), stopped in after lunch to greet us.
Written 16 September 2019
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pamkstv
Plymouth, MI2 contributions
Aug 2019
This was the highlight of our trip. Excellent food, atmosphere, setting - you are msssing out if you are in the area and don't stop.
Written 14 September 2019
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