Lunch at a Winery in the Douro Valley

Wine tasting lunch is a new popular option at Douro Valley quintas

In the Douro Valley, it has become quite common to enjoy lunch served at a vineyard, often with a tasting of local wines. This offers a lovely chance to relax during your meal, savor local wines, and explore new pairings. Plus, it’s a great way to make the most of your time in the valley, often including a guided winery tour. The settings for these lunches are usually stunning, with picturesque views of vineyards.

When it comes to dining at Douro Valley wineries, options vary.  Some have full-service restaurants, offering a meal with a view, while others offer set menus of traditional Portuguese dishes paired with their wines. For those seeking a deeper experience, some wineries offer lunch with a winemaker, like Duas Árvores, or even a wine tasting course with a sommelier during the meal, as seen at Quinta da Nápoles.

Keep in mind, these vineyard lunches can often last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours, or longer if you wish to relax and take in the ambiance.

Now, let’s explore the options for vineyard lunches in the Douro Valley.  

If you need help with reservations, feel free to reach out to us.  Please note that prices and menus may change, so it’s a good idea to confirm the details prior to booking.

*prices shown are current prices per person


Where to have lunch at a vineyard in the Douro Valley?

Vist Quinta do Crasto

At Quinta do Crasto, renowned as one of the finest wineries in the Douro Valley, you can indulge in a harmonious lunch experience with perfectly paired wines.

Their regular tasting experience begins with a guided tour of the Quinta do Crasto facilities, followed by a lunch highlighting traditional Portuguese cuisine and accompanied by a selection of wines from the most recent harvest including Crasto Douro White or Crasto Douro Rosé, Crasto Superior Red, and Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines. To round off the meal, desserts are paired with Quinta do Crasto Late Bottled Vintage Port.

For those seeking an even more refined experience, the superior tasting option offers a selection of premium wines. This includes Crasto Superior White, Crasto Superior Syrah, Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines, and a single varietal choice such as Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional, Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca, or Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz. The tasting concludes with either Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port or Quinta do Crasto Colheita Porto. I highly recommend opting for the superior tasting to savor some of the top wines the Douro Valley has to offer.

Please note that lunch at Quinta do Crasto typically lasts approximately 3 hours. Advance reservations are required, as the winery does not have a full-service restaurant onsite. 

Price: 89 euros for 5 wine pairing for regular tasting and 120 euros for the superior tasting.  Discounts are available for children.

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I recently had the pleasure of dining at Cantina de Ventozelo, and I must say it was a great experience. From the stunning views to the impeccable service, everything about this place was delightful.

For lunch, Cantina de Ventozelo offers a set menu featuring a daily selection of fish and meat dishes, appetizers, and desserts. Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for something lighter, you can opt for simple yet delicious options from the wine bar menu, such as a salad or a sandwich.

What makes dining at Quinta de Ventozelo truly special is their use of ingredients from their own garden. The menu is ever-changing, reflecting the bounty of each season. Imagine enjoying your meal on a terrace overlooking the river, the vineyards stretching out before you, and the neatly maintained vegetable gardens from which your salad was freshly picked.

The lunch menu is available every day of the week, but I highly recommend making a reservation in advance to secure your spot.

Price: 45 euros on weekdays, 55 euros on weekends.

Quinta de la Rosa offers fixed menu lunch after a visit of the winery and traditional aging cellars. Amuse bouche, main course and dessert with will be accompanied by a tasting of of Quinta de la Rosa White, Quinta de la Rosa Red and LBV port.

Allow for at least 2 hours for this lunch experience. 

Price: 70 euros. Discounts for children.

Quinta do Bomfim offers a delightful alternative for lunch with their “Merenda na Vinha” (Snack in the Vineyard) option.

A beautiful basket is filled with a selection of Portuguese specialties, including:

Portuguese bread
Oxheart tomato cold soup
Seasonal greens salad
Horse mackerel “escabeche”
Meat pie
Portuguese cured cheese

Cap off your meal with a sweet touch of:

Fresh seasonal fruit
Rich almond custard

Beverage Inclusions:

A bottle of Altano white wine for two people
A glass of Dow’s Port 10 Year Old or LBV

Price: 40 euros

Wine & Soul is one of my favourite wineries in Douro.

At Quinta da Manoella, they hey offer a special lunch experience for groups of 8 or more,

Picture typical Douro dishes accompanied by a Terroir Tasting including Manoella White, Guru White, Manoella Red, Pintas Character Red, Manoella 10 Years Old Tawny.

Wine & Soul has crafted a delectable alternativefor vegetarian guests.

This experience isn’t just about the food and wine—it’s about taking your time. You’ll have approximately 5 hours to enjoy every bite, every sip, gorgeous views and the conversation.

Price: 115 euros for a regular tasting and 172 euro for a premium tasting (recommended!).

Maçanita Vinhos in Douro, one of the projects of top winemakers Antonio and Joana Maçanita propose a Farmers Lunch with one of their winemakers.

A tasting of five wines will accompany the lunch.

Antonio and his sister Joana are modern winemakers with innovative approach.  They experiment with wines from different parcels, create interesting varietal wines and use unconventional winemaking methods.  An interesting conversation is guaranteed over this two hour lunch.  

You will need a minumum of 6 people.

Price: 100 euros.

The famous restaurant of Quinta do Portal Casa das Pipas offers several lunch and wine pairing options from 4 to 8 courses and paired with Quinta do Portal wines selected by winemaker Paulo Coutinho.

Vegetarian menu is also available.

Price: 47 to 100 euros plus wine pairings from 18 to 30 euros.

Quinta de Ervamoira

Quinta de Ervamoira is a special place.  One of the quintas of Ramos Pinto, Ervamoira is situated in the Douro Superior region, in Vale do Côa, in the easter part of the Douro Valley not far from the Spanish border.

Lunch is organized on the terrace of the museum of Ramos Pinto Port.

Last time I visited the quinta, they served us lunch with roasted goatling.

Price: 50 to 80 euros.

Quinta Nova Winery House is part of the Relais & Chateau network and one of the best luxury wineries in Douro.

The would organize an exclusive wine lunch or a special celebration, or another tailormade experience.

Price: TBD

Duas Árvores

Duas Árvores is project that was born in 2013.  The brand name Duas Árvores (two trees in Portuguese), was inspired by the family names of the two friends and founders José Castanheira (Chestnut) e Luiz Oliveira (Olive Tree).  

This wine pairing lunch at Quinta da Marcela, a small wine estate in Vale de Mendiz, includes appetizers, main course (codfsih, pork cheek or duck rice), feijoada (white beans with meats) and a dessert paired with Rosé, Reserva white, Reserva Field Blend, Reserva red, and Grande Reserva red wines. 

This is a family experience always accompanied by the owners who grow grapes and produce premium wines.  There is a lot to share over this lunch that can last for hours. 

Price: 90 euros per person.

Quinta de Nápoles

Founded in 1756, Quinta de Nápoles is one of the oldest estates in the Douro region.  It presents the ideal conditions for the production of fresh, elegant table wines with extraordinary aromatic complexity. Today, the quinta produces some of the best wines of Niepoort.

I wanted to tell you about the experience known as “This is Not a Restaurant!”.  This is an informal lunch where guests dine alongside the winery team, all seated at the same table. 

Dona Maria da Luz, the Quinta’s cook, plans the menu a week in advance, ensuring it changes daily and reflects the season’s offerings. Typically, the meal begins with a traditional Douro soup, followed by a main course and dessert or a delectable cheese platter. Lunch starts promptly at 1 pm, so please arrive on time! Paulinha will welcome you and set a beautifully arranged table for all. During the meal, sommelier Pedro Borges, will guide you through the wines.  


Price: 75 euros per person.

Please let us know if you would like to book any of these experiences.

I have also put together a list of picnic options at the Douro Valley, which can be of interest.

In addition, see my list of the best restaurants in the Douro Valley.

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  • 2 Wineries

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  • Best Value

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Polina Spirova

A sommelier and a wine tour guide. I travel all around Portugal collecting the best wineries to visit, best places to stay and eat.

I organize wine tours in the Douro Valley.

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