Vidago Palace Hotel
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... bakery, we got a quick lesson from Hugo on the background of this agricultural community, with a history as old as the country, but a story more closely linked to Port in recent centuries. Grapes were introduced to the peninsula in ancient times by ancient peoples – Phoenicians, Carthaginians from northern Africa, Greeks, but especially the Romans, who colonized the area aggressively. So grapes and wine have always flourished along ...
... departed for the very small town of Favaios on our return to the ship. The highlights were the small local museum featuring wine and bread making, and a visit to a bakery where we observed the baker making fresh bread. And of course we sampled it, to be sure that it tasted as good as it looked.
Believe it or not, we were able to stuff down yet another meal at dinner!
Find a rustic and charming hotel, with a view that takes your breath away, add guests from all over the world, hardworking hosts Maria and Arturo who present copious amounts of home cooked food with fresh ingredients from their garden, and wine and port from their vineyard and you have a recipe for 4 days of one of the best experiences that Portugal has to offer. The hotel, Casa Cimera, is set in the small village of Valenca do Douro, overlooking ...
... Maybe we should be taking a bus!!! Drove up to a little building and paid with the obsolete US Credit card.
Then back to Avis. We got a brand new Toyota Yaris. They just pulled it off the truck so had to wait for a car wash. The Avis service guy then asks Joe for the keys to the VW so he can drive this ”Piece of Junk“ away!!!! We agreed and now we were cool and off to Pinhao.
We are traveling to the “wine country” ...
... of course) before heading into Pinhau fully. Next stop was Sandeman's Quinta were we arrived at 12.55 to be told they shut between 1-2pm! They sold us a tasting of their chocolate lovers ports and their 100yrs of tawny port. We are asked to sit out side and enjoy them while they were at lunch! We did sit outside luckily in a sheltered spot at the heavens opened again. The chocolate lovers port consisted of a vao vintage and a ruby port. ...