Portugal is the dream wine destination full of possibilities. Today we bring you a new series of articles that will help you to get to know all the details on some of the best wineries in the country and some offers of the most publicized and unmissable local experiences. Behold today's location: Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo extends over 120 ha of land, referenced since the first pombaline demarcation in 1756. Harmoniously integrated into one of the hills of the property is the original winery, dated 1764, and the 19th-century manor house with the chapel (1765). Having been the property of the Portuguese Royal House until 1725, it became a "new farm" by the junction of two farms into one. During the 18th and 19th centuries, several Portuguese families lived here and gave life to the vineyards and wine, the fruit orchards, the watermill next to the old olive grove, and the stream that crosses the farm, during an important time in Douro agriculture.
Precisely 250 years ago, the traditional winery Quinta Nova, was harvesting its first grapes. This is one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing Port wine for the estate and many other plots of farmers and neighboring estates. This estate has also a small traditional winery, called "The Wine Studio". This winery has stainless steel vats and wooden barrels of four and two tons, all with temperature control. Some of the experiences available include wine and food tasting, winemaker for a day, and one day in the harvest.
As you arrive at Quinta Nova, you are instantly captivated by the stunning landscapes that surround you – terraced vineyards cascading down the hillsides, the winding Douro River, and the picturesque villages dotted along the valley.
The estate's commitment to sustainable viticulture is evident, as it embraces organic farming practices and prioritizes environmental preservation. Visitors can embark on guided tours that provide an insight into the winemaking process, from the grape harvest to the aging cellars, where oak barrels house some of the region's finest wines.
Tasting sessions allow guests to savor the distinct flavors of Quinta Nova's award-winning wines, such as their renowned Port and Douro DOC wines. Furthermore, the estate offers luxurious accommodations, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of the surroundings. Whether strolling through the vineyards, indulging in a gourmet meal paired with exquisite wines, or simply taking in the panoramic views, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo offers an unforgettable experience that celebrates the beauty and excellence of the Douro Valley's wine culture.
The estate's wines have received numerous accolades and recognition for their quality and taste. Quinta Nova's portfolio includes both Port wines and Douro DOC wines, each offering a unique flavor profile that reflects the region's terroir and winemaking expertise. Tasting sessions allow you to savor these exquisite wines and appreciate their complexity and character.
This is a destination that offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, winemaking excellence, and cultural immersion. Whether you are a wine enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, a visit to Quinta Nova promises a memorable and enriching experience.
This enchanting estate, with its stunning landscapes, award-winning wines, and commitment to sustainable viticulture, offers a truly unforgettable experience. At Quinta Nova, the beauty of nature, the art of winemaking, and the warmth of Portuguese hospitality come together to create a truly remarkable journey for all who venture through its gates. Book Now and enjoy Nature's greatest shows.
Experiences and Tours to enjoy at Quinta Nova
Wine Tours and Tasting
Savor the wines of Quinta Nova and relish one of Portugal's most pioneering experiences. Quinta Nova Winery orchestrates wine adventures celebrated for their innovation and exceptional quality.
Experience the camaraderie of being part of the Quinta Nova work team during the harvest, discovering the secrets of these wines from the very beginning. Participation in this unforgettable event is encouraged. Alternatively, you can immerse yourself in the heart of the Douro region, exploring its gastronomy and deepening your experience of life in this captivating region.
7-Day Premium Tour in Douro aboard a Private Yacht Cruise
Lunch will be served at TERRAÇU'S WINERY RESTAURANT. Indulge yourself in the delicacies that Terraçus Winery Restaurant has to offer you. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. You will then discover Quinta Nova. Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House is "one of the nine must-see wineries in the world", distinguished by American Airlines. Precisely 250 years ago, the traditional winery Quinta Nova, owned by the Amorim Group, was harvesting its first grapes. This is, undoubtedly, one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing Port wine for the estate and many other plots of farmers and neighboring estates, given its large size. You will visit in detail all the production of wines, the vineyard, the winery of 1764, and the underground wine cellar, and end your visit with a tasting.
7-Day Premium Tour in Porto and Douro
You will visit Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House "one of the 9 must-see wineries in the world" - distinguished by American Airlines. Precisely 250 years ago were harvesting their first grapes. This is, undoubtedly, one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing Port wine for the estate and for many other plots of farmers and neighboring estates, given its large size. You will visit in detail all production of wines, the vineyard, the winery of 1764, and the underground wine cellar, and end your visit with a Reserve wine tasting.
5-Day Tour in the Douro with a Sailing Cruise in the Douro River
This is undoubtedly one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing port wine for the Quinta and for many other plots of neighboring farms, given its large size. You will have a Guided Tour through the vines, the winery dated from 1764, and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines at the Wine Shop.
3-Day Tour in the Douro with a Cruise in the Douro River
Enjoy lunch and views in the Terraçu's Restaurant. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. The proposals are different every day and guests never know the menu, letting themselves be guided by the inspiration of Chef André Carvalho.
After lunch, you will discover Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo. "One of the 9 must-see wineries in the world", distinguished by American Airlines. Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of the Douro and it's been owned by the Amorim family since 1999. But this property is prior to 1764 and historical research confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal Family. The historic sites that are still preserved today and open for visitors reveal all this: the creek, the gazebo, the stone mark of the Marquis of Pombal dated 1758, the cellar's crest, two chapels, and three secular orchards. You will have a Guided Tour through the vines, the winery dated from 1764, and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines at the wine shop.
Are you ready to be enchanted by this national treasure?