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Wine Tour and Visit to the Wine Museum Centre at Quinta Nova, Douro Valley

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo 5085-222 Covas do Douro Portugal
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Price: €16

Visitors are welcomed next to the wine cellar, filled with barrels, by a welcoming and professional team.

The guided tour includes a detailed and unhurried explanation of the production process of the estate’s wines. This experience does not include a tasting.


The original winery was founded in 1764. Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo has been listed since the first demarcation of the Douro wine region in 1756. Not to be forgotten – Quinta Nova is the only estate in the Douro with a Wine Museum presenting artifacts of port wine production in the 19th ad the 20th century.

Today, Quinta Nova has 120 hectares of vineyards. Since 1999, the estate has been owned by the Amorim family who is also well-known for its business producing cork stoppers for port wine. The focus is on high-quality dry red wines.

Come here for excellent wines, warm hospitality, a wonderful hotel, and a restaurant with a view of the Douro river and the valley.

Visits for children under 12 years old – free.

Guided Tour Times From April to October: 10:45 | 12:15 | 15:30 | 17:00 From November to March: 10:45 | 12:15 | 15:30

Operating Times From April to October: open every day from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. From November to March: open every day from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closing Period: 23 to 27 December and 1 January.


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221 reviews
  • Janina Nyström
    Janina Nyström
    a month ago

    The scenery that this winery offers was amazing. For that alone I would rate it 5 stars. The hotel room was also great. However, there were a couple of things with Quinta Nova we did not find as pleasant. First of all, the food at the restaurant was not that good. Furthermore, 50% of their wines were sold out. Of course this is a shame since you come here for the wines. Furthermore, the staff was not as passionate about wine or food as we hoped. Overall, the vibe of the hotel was a bit ”forced” with some staff members being very helpful, while others acted condecending and did not really make an effort. We also did a wine tour which was definitely not worth the money. Most of the places we could not see and the information we got was very limited. As for the wines, they were alright, with the exception of their port wine - which was good. A high price to pay comes with high expectations. Unfortunately those were not met.

  • M v W
    M v W
    4 months ago

    Nice estate! Beautiful location were one can walk around nicely through the wine yards. Although the temperature can make it hard! Very friendly staff. The drive to there is quite challenging and it is quite expensive... especially if you want to try the good wines...

  • Dirk Eggert-Doktor
    Dirk Eggert-Doktor
    5 months ago

    I would agree with the assessment that their wine tastings are a little pricey. But we also purchased some bottles and they waived the cost for the tastings we had before... so can‘t complain. Setting is absolutely gorgeous, staff is extremly friendly.

  • Martijn
    5 months ago

    Superb service. Beautiful Quinta with a wonderful garden overlooking the countryside and the Douro river below.

  • John Soanes (lost2gether)

    Nice setting, as with most area wineries. I found the tasting expensive, it's like tastings are their main revenue/goal, not selling bottles to take away. The flights were also set, so tasting three different levels of the same varietal would require 3 flights. The upside is that I didn't feel any obligation to buy anything that I didn't absolutely love; which I didn't.

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