Experience the breathtaking beauty and enchanting allure of the Douro Valley with this exclusive auction lot. Immerse yourself in Portugal’s renowned wine region, known for its picturesque vineyards and stunning, terraced landscapes. This extraordinary trip offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the birthplace of Port wine and indulge in the region’s rich culinary traditions.
Your trip includes a seven-night stay in a private villa in north Portugal, 30 minutes east of Porto. Your villa includes expansive patios, perfectly curated gardens, and a large swimming pool. Be prepared to be pampered on your first night with a private welcome dinner at the villa.
The next day, you will be taken via private transportation to experience the renowned cellars as you explore centuries-old vineyards in the Douro Valley and savor the essence of Portugal’s winemaking heritage. You will participate in tastings at two different wineries in the area where lunch will also be provided.
The following day, you will take a three-hour walking excursion of Vila Nova de Gaia – a town situated on the far bank of the Douro and best known for their port wines, immaculate gardens, and breathtaking views of the city’s iconic Ribeira district. You will have the opportunity to taste from three different wineries in private curated tastings.
In advance of your Porto excursion, Hedges Family Estate will host you at their palatial Red Mountain property for an exquisite dinner paired with their estate wines, including their signature Port-style wine that uses the classic Portuguese varieties dating back to 1996. The Hedges are remarkable visionaries for biodynamic farming and true stewards of their land, which has earned them the Robert Parker Green Emblem awarded in recognition of the most extraordinary cases of sustainable efforts in our wine industry as well as the 2023 Auction of Washington Wines’ TOAST! award for Healthy Land, Healthy Communities. Pending availability, winery owners Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges will be joining you for dinner. Afterwards, retreat to the comfort of The Lodge at Columbia Point, the area’s only 4-star luxury property, for an overnight stay.
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