Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta das Carvalhas, Pinhão, 5085, Alijó - Porto and Douro
Quinta das Carvalhas is certainly the largest Quinta in the Douro region, and is the "crown jewel" of Real Companhia Velha.
Quinta das Carvalhas is located in the municipality of São João da Pesqueira and has a dominant position on the slope of the left bank of the Douro River facing Pinhão. It covers the entire hill, extending to the top - where the " Round House ", a guest house visible from miles away, is set - and also occupies a part of the upper slopes of the right bank of the Torto River.
A property of immense beauty and grandiosity whose oldest written reference date back to 1759, although its expansion to the current 600 acres had happened more recently through the acquisition and subsequent land consolidation of several adjoining properties . It is, since 1950, owned by Real Companhia Velha - producer of Porto and Douro wines, founded in 1756 by a Royal Charter of King José I, King of Portugal - being the oldest Portuguese company.
This is one of the most emblematic Douro properties and it is considered by many the "Douro image" because it allows a view of the territory and of the most beautiful Douro has to show. Nowhere else that you can see so much in so little time. The mountain of Carvalhas, at 550 meters of altitude and from where you can enjoy a landscape in 360 degrees, is the site of "excellence" for the observation of the property (and Douro).
Visiting the Quinta das Carvalhas is seeing the Douro from the inside - with the vineyards works (such as pruning, digging or harvesting) and the picking of olives or the reconstruction of the traditional schist walls - and the best angles of its landscape. You can see vines with over 80 years old and slopes with 70 degrees inclination; you can admire the Douro River and its tributary Torto River; you can also enjoy the symbiosis between flora and fauna. In the Quinta das Carvalhas, besides vineyards, there are areas of forest, olive groves and gardens built with ancient granite stones and shale marshes, where numerous species of flowers plants and herbs were planted.
Locations & Directions
Quinta das Carvalhas is located near the village of Pinhão.
GPS: N 41º 11' 14.23'', W 7º 32' 36.50''
For the last tour of the day the reservation must be made 45 minutes before closing time.
Bank Transfer Information:
BANK: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
NIB: 0035 0651 00234012030 16
IBAN: PT50 0035 0651 00234012030 16
BIC SWIF: CGDIPTPL
|Reservation||Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Cancellation | Prepayment||Vary depending on the type of experiences. Check the conditions of each experience in your Reservation|
|Means of payment||Mastercard; Visa|
|General||Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately|
|Wine Tourism Activities||Wine Tasting; Guided Tour to the Facilities; Tasting of regional products; Olive oil tasting|
|Outdoor Areas||Porch; Garden; Outdoor Swimming Pool|
|Restaurants | Bars | Store||Wine Shop; Lunch / Dinner - subject to availability of the partner|
|Services||Facilities for meetings / parties|
|Parking||Free and Private (without reservation)|
|Spoken Languages||Spanish; French; English; Italian; Português|
Mafalda was helpful and responsive to my enquiry to book the harvest experience at Quinta das Carvalhas. It was hard to find the type of experience we were looking for, and this one was perfect.
"Pontualidade, simpatia e disponibilidade de todo o "staff" que nos recebeu na Quinta das Carvalhas."
"We were a group of 19 people and I had to organise the tour. So I decided to ask the customer service Mariana to help me to book a minibus for the group. Mariana did a great job! She was so kind. The vineyard Quinta das Carvalhas is amazing. The tour at vineyard was extremly interesting and very professional guided. We all enjoyed every minute of the tour and we will recommand it!"
"Quinta Carvalhas Pinhao in the Douro Valley provided a great short tour of the vineyard. Great views across the valley and a very informative guide. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and not rushed. Nice wine tasting at the end."
"Wine Tourism in Portugal helped set us up with some amazing winery visits, making the logistics very easy, and the visits structured and interesting. Quinta do Carvalhas was a wonderful experience, with Alvaro the vineyard manager taking us up the gorgeous hillsides and proudly showing us the soil, the plants, and then the wines! We will certainly look to your services again next time we visit Portugal."
"Participating in a wine harvest in the Douro Valley was something I knew I wanted to do. What I got at the Quinta das Carvalhas was an incredible hands-on experience in the world's most beautiful landscape with the world's most welcoming hosts. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed learning about the harvesting, picking the grapes, stomping them, and trying the different wines paired with delicious foods. Everyone should do this, here in Portugal. Thank you Wine Tourism Portugal for this great, memorable experience!!"
"Gostamos muito da experiência e do serviço prestado. Passaremos sem dúvida a recorrer mais vezes à vossa gama de ofertas."