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Quinta do Panascal

off the N222, Pinhao 5120-496, Portugal
+351 254 732 321
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Waste of time at Quinta do Panascal

What's not to love about the Douro Valley. Unless you are already having a love affair with... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Jennifer W
Lovely Quinta with Interesting Tour

We sought this quinta on the recommendation of our hotel and Rick Steves. The 10 euros for the tour... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Pamela Cazes T
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Quinta do Panascal dates back to the 18th century and is the most important estate of the prestigious Port Wine Company “Fonseca Guimaraens”. The estate has been classified as Grade A, which is the highest grade given to a quinta. The same occurs with its famous wines, namely Fonseca Vintage 1994 which was recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the best wines in the world.Situated in the Douro Valley Region (a World Heritage site), Quinta do Panascal is open to everyone wishing to visit one of the most famous quintas in the region.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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off the N222, Pinhao 5120-496, Portugal
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+351 254 732 321
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

What's not to love about the Douro Valley. Unless you are already having a love affair with Fonseca Port wine, skip this fake tour. What you will pay 10 Euros per person for is an audio guide that gives basic information about the vineyard and...More

3  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We sought this quinta on the recommendation of our hotel and Rick Steves. The 10 euros for the tour included use of the English-speaking audioguide and three port tastings. We found the audioguide to provide the right amount of information without getting too technical. The...More

Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Red some reviews and even looks this place up in Rick Steves. Just seemed like it is a very poorly run Quinta. We began our drive up the narrow, barely paved road - at about 2/3's up the road we are completely blocked by a...More

3  Thank bilo94
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This winery produces the Fonseca brand of port. We loved being given some audiophones (with narrative in English, among others), and sent on our way alone to walk at our pace though their picturesque vineyards. The views were beautiful. Afterwards we were given three samples...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Panascal offers a self-guided tour of their Quinta using an MP3 device. I enjoyed doing this (despite the rather dry English commentary) and the price of €10 includes tasting of three ports.

Thank Seventyfour
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Did a port tasting as they had white port. Views were incredible and great stop while in the Douro region, You can drive your car all way to top and do not have to park down below and walk up.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here recently on a tour and it was great! The lady who helped us was very nice. We got the self guided tour in the vineyard and she gave us a headset to listen to as we walked around. We did the wine...More

Thank Diane123Diane
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We tasted 6 types. Mixed feelings. On the one hand had a fantastic vintage from 2012, on the other hand, the white and Obvious ports were mediocre. Ended up buying the 2000 vintage.

1  Thank ybhk19
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best in the area. Highly recommended and worth the drive. The setting is stunning and the ports are among the best!

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The steep vineyards on the right bank of the Tavora, which flows into the Douro is a sight you'll never forget. The vineyards were established in the early 19th century and continue to deliver beautiful, dense, velvety and powerful wines. We were fortunate to visit...More

1  Thank klong1212
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