Treading grapes in the lagar is not only fun but also helps to receive awards

How many of you have already trodden grapes in a lagar? I do it at least once a year when my friends from the University come over to celebrate the harvest. We all go to Quinta das Aranhas, property of Sebastião Mesquita, a READ MORE

Top 10 Things a Winemaker Hates

1. When the grape truck breaks down on a rainy day 2. The cigarette smoke from a winery worker while unloading grapes 3. Finding the scissors stuck in the gears of the destemmer after being hidden in the box of harvested grapes 4. READ MORE

Treading Grapes in the Lagar – Traditional Vinification in the Douro

Harvest in the Douro is synonym of treading grapes in the lagar. As João Ribeiro has explained, the last week-end of September was time to meet our friends and have fun while harvesting grapes and help to make wines in Quevedo! On Saturday READ MORE