Luxury Travel,  Wines

Retreat to the majestic Douro Valley and historic Porto for a unique wine adventure

Step into the Douro this spring and summer and book a visit to Gricha Vineyard House, the exclusive four-bedroom retreat on Churchill’s legendary 50-hectare vineyard at Quinta da Gricha in the Douro Valley, Portugal.

A visit to Gricha Vineyard House offers their guests a unique insight into life on a working Douro winery. Experience a gentle pace of life amongst the vines and learn about viticulture and winemaking in the world’s oldest demarcated region on your personalised tour and wine tasting. Enjoy Churchill’s award-winning wines while relaxing by the infinity pool or gazing out at the breath-taking valley and Douro River from the panoramic vined-terraces.

A Walk Through History

Continue your wine adventure with a visit to Churchill’s Lodge in the historic city of Porto. Nestled into a narrow side street of the ancient customs zone of Vila Nova da Gaia, tucked away from the bustle of the Gaia promenade, you’ll find Churchill’s — a working port lodge and visitor’s centre showcasing world class port and table wines. On the tour, guests will experience the buzz and tranquility of the lodge and get lost in thought amidst the rows of aging barrels in the cavernous vintage tawny storage house.

Explore the Port Making Process

After an introduction to port and the Douro Valley, visitors will learn the port aging process – from large vat Reserve and LBV tanks to private vintage cellar.  The tour will end with a port tasting in Churchill’s modern tasting room overlooking the Douro River.

Opening up

Quinta da Gricha re-opens this month (May) and is preparing to welcome international travelers. To celebrate the reopening, Gricha Vineyard House has a special all-inclusive offer for UK residents.

Package May to October 2021:

  • Two-night stay in a vineyard suite at Quinta da Gricha Vineyard House (2 people)
  • All inclusive – Breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea and complimentary wine and port (2 people)
  • Vineyard jeep and winery tour
  • Guided Port and Douro Wine tasting
  • Visit to Churchill’s Lodge in Porto
  • Option of luxury transfer from/to Porto

Price: £710 for two people (including tax; excluding transfer)

Optional transfer service: for €120 one way /€200 return.

About Churchill’s

Churchill’s is the last independent British port shipper and one of the world’s foremost boutique producers of premium Port and Douro wines. Master port blender Johnny Graham started the company in 1981 and still makes the wine 40 years later. The driving desire to use traditional methods and top-quality grapes to make excellent port and wine lives at the heart of everything Churchill’s does. Quinta da Gricha is Churchill’s 50-hectare Grade-A vineyard located in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro valley, that dates back beyond 1852. Here, Churchill’s is committed to minimal intervention viticulture, ensuring that they can continue to make excellent wines in this region for centuries to come.

To book visit: https://churchills-port.com/quinta-da-gricha/experiences/

Follow @churchills_port on Instagram for updates on special events happening throughout the summer, including a series of summer concerts at the Lodge and special programmes around the harvest

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