Quinta Nova Winery House - Relais & Châteaux

Relax in the first Wine Hotel in Portugal.

Quinta Nova Winery House, the first wine hotel in Portugal, was born from the reconstruction of the old 19th-century manor house, in full harmony with nature inside this 120 hectares property.

In Detail
Quinta Nova N. S. do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of the Douro, and it's been owned by the Amorim family since 1999. But this property is from prior to 1764 and historical research confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal Family. The historic sites that are still preserved today and opened for visitors reveal all this: the creek, the gazebo, the stone mark of the Marquis of Pombal dated 1758, the cellar's crest, two chapels, and three secular orchards.

Inside the Winery House and as the result of the recovery of the property's manor house, 11 different rooms ensure all the possible comfort, and you can look over the river vineyards from all them. The classic service of opening up the bed, the complimentary bar, the attention of the Chef or the candle that lights the room on arrival, everything creates a special atmosphere.

Several social rooms with large fireplaces, a winter garden, the children's room, and the wine bar make up the interior areas that extend to the outside to a terrace near the bar and a to a large porch, filled with comfortable sofas where you can feel the perfection of tranquility. The terrace is the most used space between May and September, for the enjoyment of the landscape, but guests choose the comfort of the interior when the cold arrives.

The swimming pool invites you to for a dive between vineyards and the chapel has in it the whole picturesque ambiance of this place. The store in the main building and the Tasting Room with panoramic views over the river and the barrels room, are always open to welcome different activities and are the perfect finish of any visit.

The corners, the details, the Douro furniture and the aromas of the surrounding nature create unique moments. To this, we add the smile of our team that welcomes guests with true passion.

Restaurants & Bars
The hotel offers a restaurant where wine takes a prominent position. Great wines are presented in the carefully designed wine list.

Terraçus Winery Restaurant
A equipa do Chef André Carvalho reescreveu a paisagem gastronómica do Vale do Douro, influenciada pelo património duriense, em harmonia com o enólogo Jorge Alves. O local ideal para relaxar e aproveitar a vida, apreciar os grandes vinhos produzidos na quinta e desfrutar calmamente do fantástico ambiente que atrai visitantes de todo o mundo para saborear pratos delicados e comida fresca, textural e saborosa servida na Quinta Nova com naturalidade e atenção aos pormenores, traços típicos da cultura e identidade portuguesas.

Wine Bar
At the bar of the Hotel, just besides the vineyard outside, you will find the peace you are looking for. In the bar or in the pool, you can enjoy some of the lighter suggestions that the Chef has prepared for you: tapas, assortments of cheese and country sausages and regional sandwiches or salads, always in the company of a good wine. You can also go to the bar for a wine tasting or just for reading; we assure that you will enjoy magnificent views over the landscape.

Meeting Rooms
We have several suggestions that are likely to create the culture that values what ​​you want for the organization of a special event: the most exclusive weddings, business lunches and dinners, snacks and cocktails, thematic parties or presentations and meetings or training. Quinta Nova has some equipment available: computers, audio, light and sound, photocopier, phone, fax, and Internet.

Location & Directions
Quinta Nova is located in Covas do Douro, Sabrosa, in the Douro region.
GPS: 41°09'43.2"N 7°35'42.0"W