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... in underground caves under the grapes. The cellars had taken over 10 years to dig by hand over 60 years ago. Finally we wound our way to another tiny hilltop village, Salzedas, to visit, yes another monastery, Santa Maria de Slazedas! The associated church was in very poor repair with obvious damp issues, but the attached Cistercian monastery founded in the 12th century by a wealthy widow (a very common story in Portugal) was fascinating as it ...
... giving us a bit of a run around down town. At last she says we arrived but couldn't really spot the Avis office so Joe walked back down the one way street only to spot the “AVIZ” Café. Wasted an hour on that one but decided to give the GPS another try to find the aeroporto and away we went. Only ask Ms. Garmin to take us to the airport and hope we could find Avis. Yes, we spotted it. We debated if we should return the old VW Golf full of petrol ...
... river. One of those locks resulted in a rise of 135 feet! It was the largest lift we have ever seen and we were told it is the highest in all of Europe.
The WOW factor occurred mid-morning when we entered the Douro port wine appellation, created in 1756, the oldest in the world. This is equivalent to the champagne region of France, in that you can't call it port wine unless it comes from this region. This 50 mile stretch of ...
... as it went down the ages and the taste was amazing. Our favourite was definitely the 40 year. It was smooth and caramel tasting. The 20 year was also very nice but without as much flavour. The other two could be taken or left really! Richard really liked the 40yr and since we were here I bought it for him as an early birthday present! They say you can keep this port for as long as you like! After this visit we went back into Pinhau ...
... books in the winter lounge over looking the vineyards. At 4pm we went for the wine tour and at 6pm the sun finally came back out! I wondered outside for a while but the seats we all wet! We had a great day reading and relaxing but a shame about the weather. We went for the 5 moments at dinner tonight! Stunning ...