In recent years, wine tourism has become one of the most popular forms of tourism worldwide. More and more people are looking for a different experience and to learn more about the world of wine. In Portugal, the Douro region stands out for its rich wine tradition and for offering a wide variety of options for wine tourism lovers. One of the places that cannot be missed on the Douro wine tourism route is Lavradores de Feitoria.
The rise of wine tourism in Portugal
Portugal is one of the countries with the longest wine tradition in Europe and the world. In recent years, wine tourism has become a key sector in the growth of tourism in Portugal. According to the latest figures, wine tourism represents 5% of total tourism in the country, and this percentage is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Portuguese vineyards and wineries offer a wide variety of options for wine lovers, from guided tours to tastings and wine tasting courses.
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Lavradores de Feitoria, a winery with history
Lavradores de Feitoria is a winery founded in 2000 that is dedicated to the production of high quality wines in the Douro region. Its name comes from the association of fifteen producers who started working together in wine production. It currently has more than 500 hectares of vineyards in different areas of the region, which allows it to offer wines with a wide variety of characteristics and personalities.
The wine tourism offer of Lavradores de Feitoria offers a wide variety of options for wine lovers looking for a different experience. All of them will be available in detail next 1st and 2nd March during the 4th edition of Fine, #WineTourismExpo.
Guided tours take place from Monday to Friday and last approximately one and a half hours. During the visit, you will tour the winery and learn about the winemaking process, from the grape harvest to bottling. The visit also includes a tasting of the winery’s wines.
For those looking for a more exclusive experience, Lavradores de Feitoria offers private tours by prior reservation. These tours are tailored to the needs and preferences of each group and can include a more detailed visit to the winery, special tastings or food pairings.
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“Winemaker for a day” experience
This experience offers the unique opportunity to create your own blend and bottle a personalised product. The experience begins with a guided tour of the winery, followed by a tasting of three wines to learn more about the impact of terroir and vinification on the final result of the wine. This is followed by the creation of the blend, which is then bottled and labelled to take home as a souvenir.
A day at the harvest
During the harvest season, Lavradores de Feitoria offers the experience “A day at the harvest” for groups of more than four people. The experience includes a brief introduction to the grape harvest and the delivery of the material necessary to harvest the grapes. The participants then pick the grapes in the vineyard and take them to the winery for processing. After the harvest, there is a guided tour of the winery and a wine tasting accompanied by regional products.
In general, the wine tourism experiences at Lavradores de Feitoria focus on offering a complete experience to visitors, ranging from the history and culture of wine in the region to the elaboration and tasting of the wines.