Pack your bags…..we are leaving for DOURO….


Portugal, here we come  .  .  .

Just the essentials  .  .  .

Our wine tour departs Sunday, May 6, 2012 and returns Monday, May 14. Travel to Portugal is on Air Transat.

For centuries, Portugal’s Douro Valley has been renowned for its fortified wines. In recent years, a quiet revolution has been taking place and a new generation of winemakers have been turning their minds and skills to making top quality table wines from the classic Port grape varieties.

We start out in Porto, magnificently situated on the great gorge of the River Douro, which spills into the Atlantic after its scenic 927 km journey from Spain. The ‘granite city’ is best known for its striking bridges.

The Douro region is blessed with an incredible climate for growing vines and fruit trees. It has heat coupled with a plentiful supply of water from the rivers, but the terrain is harsh and mountainous, necessitating much human toil.

Details are still under development. They will be forwarded to members as soon as available.

The tour is capacity limited. Preference will be given to members.

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