Douro in a Tesla – A day in the Vineyard
The day begins at your accommodation.
After a 1h30 trip we will arrive at the village of Pinhão. Once there, will embark on a cruise that will lead us upstream to observe the big producers of the region. It is precisely in the quay of one these big producers that we will disembark – Quinta de Ventozelo.
Quinta do Ventozelo is one of the biggest vineyards of the Douro Valley, with 400ha of land, 60% of which is used for producing wine. Purchased in 2014 by the Gran Cruz company, it has a history that goes back more than 1000 years. With the renovations completed in 2019 and opening to the public in early 2020, it was an immediate success and is being called the Gran Cruz crown jewel in the Douro Valley.
We will then follow to their recently renovated building, where we will learn about the history of the region and of this vineyard by visiting the on-site museum. This is a very sensorial approach to learn about the Douro Valley, where we can see, hear and smell several aspects of the life in the Valley.
Lunch is one of the highlights for this day, with a serving of a very typical course, prepared using ingredients grown and collected and the Estate. Lunch is also the excellent opportunity to do the first tasting of the day – the Douro wines (table wines), which will pair superbly with the food.
After lunch we will then have the Porto wine tasting as a desert. We will be able to taste Porto Wines that cover the four existing categories: White, Rosé, Tawny and Ruby.
As the heat subsides, and to help the digestion, we will do a short walk in the neighboring fields, to explore first-hand the terroir, the grape varieties and the different plantation techniques.
The return trip will take us 1h40, following the N222 – best driving road in the world – to Régua. There we will take the highway until we reach Porto, giving us plenty of time to relax in the Tesla.
Regular and shared Experience
This option includes:
- Transport in Tesla vehicle
- 45min cruise
- Museum visit
- Vineyard Lunch
- Guided terroir walk & landscape interpretation
- Two wine tasting (Douro and Porto)
Up to 3 participants
This private instance includes everything in the regular experience,
plus the following upgrades:
- Tasting of 8 Douro DOC table wines
- Special tasting of 5 Porto Wines
(1 Reserva, 2 Colheita, 10 year-old Tawny and LBV)
- Private boat cruise