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Quinta do Panascal

Quinta do Panascal, 5120-496, Valença do Douro - Porto and Douro

€ 16,00
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Quinta do Panascal is located in the charming Távora river valley in the heart of the Douro region and is the most important property of the prestigious company Fonseca named by James Suckling, as the "Bentley" of Port wine.

In Detail

The Fonseca Vintage Port wines are "thoroughbreds”, the result of knowledge and mastery with passion and creativity. As its bicentennial approaches, Fonseca is still known as a company in which Port wines are produced by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.

A number of factors make Panascal vineyard exceptional and therefore it is a must see for both Port wine connoisseursand newcomers.

The audio-tour along the vineyards and the traditional wineries is considered one of the most original and educational tours in the region, allowing visitors to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the direct contact with the vineyards.

Other Facilities

Visitor Centre
The visit centre offers the chance of glass tasting of old Tawnies, 100% biologic Port wine or olive oil. For those who prefer the complexity of Vintage Port wines, it is possible to book commented tastings or the original ritual of opening the bottles with fire. During the grape harvest season, it is possible to observe all the hard work of picking grapes and treading in the wineries.

Wine Shop
In the visitor centre you will find a small shop with the entire range of Port wines produced by Fonseca as well as an excellent biologic olive oil from Santo António farm.

Meeting Rooms

Quinta do Panascal has rooms that can be rented for meetings or where you can enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by D. Helena, an excellent Douro cook.

Location & Directions

Quinta do Panascal is located in Vale do Rio Távora. Only passenger vehicles and minibuses up to 22 seats can get to the visitor.

GPS: N 41° 8' 48.30", W 7° 34' 23.92"


Data for Bank Transfer:

BANK: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

NIB: 0019 0159 00200000265 75

IBAN: PT50 0019 0159 00200000265 75



Category Conditions
Reservation Subject to the confirmation of availability
Visiting hours Open on public holidays; April to October: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; November to March: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Prepayment You have to pay the total amount of your experience up to 2 days before, and after the confirmation of our partner
Cancellation FREE change or cancellation up to 2 days before the date of your experience; Cancellations or changes are not allowed after receipt of the bank transfer; No Show: 100% of total booking value will be charged
Means of payment Wire Transfer; ATM; Money
General Booking Guarantee upon receipt of the bank transfer proof; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately


Category Services
Type of cuisine Portuguesa
Wine Tourism Activities Wine Tasting; Guided Tour to the Facilities; Wine WorkShops; Tasting of regional products; Olive oil tasting; Wine course; Wine routes; Vintage
Other Activities Hicking trails; Boat trip; Canoeing
Restaurants | Bars | Store Wine Shop; Restaurant (a la carte)
Services Facilities for meetings / parties
Parking Free and Private (without reservation)
Facilities View of the Vineyard
Spoken Languages German; Danish; Spanish; French; Dutch; English; Italian; Japanese; Português
Reviewed by Austin Mahone, USA, 12.05.2015

Normal experience but excelent wines. The wines are famous, we have tasted Tawny 20 years and Vintage Guimaraens 2012 and others. I believe that they could try new wine experiences. Despite the audio-Tour this is a place I recommend.


2013 - The recently announced Fonseca Vintage 2011 is one of the most wanted Port wines by collectors and investors confirming, one more time, Fonseca's extraordinary reputation. It is a vigorous and fruity vintage just like Fonseca's tradition. With a production of 6.000 boxes only, Fonseca Vintage 2011 is already considered as an historical year.

2012 - Quinta do Panascal was included in the "Six of The Best Wineries to Visit” list of the "Decanter Travel Guide to Douro & Oporto" magazine, in the December edition.

2007 - The "Decanter” magazine, in its March edition, included Quinta do Panascal in the top 10 more romantic places of the European wine-growing regions. It was the only Portuguese representation.

2005 - Quinta do Panascal is the first Douro farm winning the prestigious prize "Best of Wine Tourism 2005” in the Special Wineries Tourism category.

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