Located in northern Portugal, the Douro River Valley is famous for the cultivation of olives, almonds and particularly grapes for making Port wine. Also, the first-class red wines of the valley have achieved high recognition around the world. The Douro region was established in 1756, being the third oldest demarcated wine region in the world after Tokaj-Hegyalja, in Hungary (1730) and Chianti, in Italy (1716).
Quinta do Pégo is without a doubt one of the most superb vineyards in the Douro River Valley. The scenery from the main terrace, at approximately 138 meters above sea level, is spectacular. According to historical documents, production of wine can be dated back to 1548, and most probably to the Roman occupation. Today, high-quality Ports and Douro reds are sold all over the world. It’s a “must-see” and a “must-taste”.
With its amazing, shifting colours, the Douro River Valley is a place to explore all year round. The harvest, the hallmark of the region, starts around mid September every year, where picking of grapes on the precipitous terraces can be experienced.
Quinta do Pégo is located in the Douro Demarcated Region, or more precisely, in the sub-region of Cima Corgo, centred around the town of Pinhão. It is also located in the heart of the area classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The grapes grown in this area are considered of the highest quality, and thus are used for making Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage Ports.
Hotel Rural Quinta do Pégo is a modern four-star accommodation restored from the ground up during 2007-2009, and enhanced with an outdoor infinity edge pool. Guests are offered a very friendly, warm and relaxing stay, never to be forgotten.
Quinta do Pégo owns today 33 hectares planted with vines. The soil is classified “A”, which is the highest classification of the region. Vintage Port 2000, the first wine, was produced with grapes from the original vine stocks – a terrific craftsmanship that has settled the course for the years to come. Late Bottled Vintage, Douro red wines, and olive oil can also be purchased at Quinta do Pégo.
For further information please visit quintadopego.com