Douro Valley have a huge area of vines, thousands of grape producers and hundreds of wineries and wine producers. We have here all kind off wineries. From big multinational wine corporations to extremely small family operations.
Some of this very small family wineries and wine producers are hidden gems. With only a few thousand of bottles per year some of them are only able to sell around the region. You will not find them in any Robert Parker’s list and hardly at Vivino. But we are not going to talk about them here in this blog too. To find them you will need a local guide.
Our decision was to write only about the mediam and big comercial wineries with good wines. Wines that you could find in a good Portuguese wine store or abroad in your home town. The advantage of this wineries is that they have touristic operations here in Douro Valley. So it will be easier for you to visit them on your own. Be careful. The majority of them only receive people with reservation. You should prepare your visit with time.