Our Journey Into Organic

Our journey into Organic practices in our farms and vineyards started in 2005 when my father started growing 20 hectares of olive trees to make organic olive oil in Valongo dos Azeites, his mother’s home village. For our vineyards, we started converting them READ MORE

6 Tricks to preserve your wine once it is opened.

When you have a nice dinner at home with friends and family, you will probably end up drinking all the bottles of wines you are opening. In other moments, for example when you feel like having just a glass of wine for yourself READ MORE

Which tools to open a bottle of wine?

Here are some tools you can use to open your wine/Port bottles. Which one do you prefer? -The 2 step corkscrew is definitively the most versatile and easy tool to use. With older wines, it can be tricky, as the cork gets softer READ MORE

Aging wine-In Vino Veritas

Today I want to discuss wine aging. How can we tell if a wine will age well or not? As passionate wine lovers, we dream of that moment where we put our lips in a cup of wine that is older than us. READ MORE

Proper Glass for Port

We are often asked what is a good glass to drink Port from. Here are a few tips to choose the perfect glass. Port wine should be considered more like wine, less like a spirit. You want a glass with a shape that READ MORE

Wines for the holidays

Time to pick your wines for the holiday meals and special get-togethers of family and friends. In Portugal it is traditional to have fish the evening of the 24th – bacalhau, octopus or skate. We would recommend a white for these dishes, particularly READ MORE

Harvest at the Douro by Monique de Jager

Editor’s note: The article you find underneath was written by a friend, Monique de Jager, a friend from Holland that spent a week in the Douro last September, for the harvest. I challenged Monique to share her experience and here it is. If you READ MORE

How the Port Wine benefício system works

One of the crucial questions to perfectly understand the Port Wine industry is the benefício system. Due to its huge complexity, the benefício is almost all the time a thorn in the side of those who are not from the Douro but want READ MORE