April 23 to 29, 2023 in Portugal!
Bonne Cuvée is ready for the next wine adventure! This much awaited trip promises to be an unforgettable experience! Set in a wine region still waiting to be discovered by the world’s wine lovers, our home base will be the famous city of Porto. From here we will make daily ventures into several of Portugal’s major wine regions which boast over 150 grape varieties and wines with immense diversity and aroma.
During our tour, we will explore the Douro Valley, the oldest specifically demarcated wine region in the world and a UNESCO Heritage Site, with some of the most breathtakingly scenic wine regions on the planet. You will be awed by the views from the hilltops above the valley as the Douro River snakes through miles of hillside vineyards and then to gain a totally different perspective, you will experience a boat cruise on the Douro River. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Malvasia grape varieties thrive here and are among the hundreds of others that are unique to this region. Our private visits to the wineries will offer opportunities to enhance your wine knowledge and delight your palate.
We will also visit the Minho region made famous by their Vinho Verde wines – fresh, young and slightly effervescent. This is one of Portugal’s oldest and largest wine regions where hundreds of small producers use indigenous grape varieties such as Alvarinho, Trajadura, and Loureiro. Another region near Porto is the Dao, named for the river that flows through granite hillsides that produce unique wines that are fruit forward with smooth tannins.
Our visits to vineyards and wineries in and around Porto promise to offer insight into the unique terroir of the region with its small estates that produce wines that are about to become stars on the world stage. However, we cannot visit Porto without exploring its warm and rich culture! Our tour also includes a port tasting, a visit to the Beira Rio market as well as Portuguese food events to experience the great Porto fare!
All wine levels are welcomed and taken into consideration when we plan our groups. If you want to be part of an educational, relaxing, and interactive wine experience, then this tour is for you!
Groups are limited in size to keep our wine tours personal.