Late rain may spoil a great harvest in the Douro

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Late rain may spoil a great harvest in the Douro

With the harvest being halfway over, let’s do a quick and dirty assessment of what’s occurred. Surprisingly, we’ve had a deluge of rain hitting us off and on for approximately two weeks. The good news is that depending on where you are in READ MORE

Douro harvest 2012: by the seventh day it came the rain

Every single month since November 2011 has had a lower record of rainfall than the long term average. And now that we started harvesting, it rains. Is this possible? The whole year has been very dry, special during Winter when we had several READ MORE

Resuming harvest after rain delays in the Douro valley

We are starting today the second phase of our marathon, also know as harvest. After picking up the grapes from our vineyards by the Douro river, Quinta Vale d’Agodinho, Alegria and Mós, which we finished on September 24th, we decided to make a READ MORE

Estudos Durienses – Are we using the Appropriate Varietals in the Douro Valley?

I am currently reading Estudos Durienses, a book about the Douro Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries. This book is from an unknown writer in a study made for the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1782, 201 years before I was born READ MORE

Preparing the Vintage

Hello, I am Cláudia Quevedo and I want to talk to you about the color change of the grapes. This phase is a beautiful moment for both, vines and farmers. The vineyards become all coloured- from the green of the leaves to the blackish READ MORE