Every year in September you can see the Douro Valley change from its summer greens to a blanket of gold and eventually red. This is the perfect time to enjoy late summer days in the valley.
A celebratory ceremony, the grape harvest is where workers and villagers gather in a festive spirit but also a time of the year when everyone is busy and working hard on the vine terraces in the quintas.
If you want to see the first steps in the wine making process, especially of the world famous port, you should visit Douro Valley in September and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the harvest, taste fantastic ports, reds and whites from fantastic producers, appreciate the flavors and share ideas and histories with cellar masters.
During this harvest experience you will work with the works and got a pair of scissors and a bucket to pick the grapes. And that is it, this is the tool that you have, and a hat for the sun. It’s like going to the gym and working your muscles.
By the end of the day sometimes you will also treads the grapes with your feet and leave your footprint in the wine either port or DOC wine.
During this wine adventure, you will walk among the vineyards that grow on break-neck slopes, enjoy the breathtaking views, learn about the winemaking process, taste wines, and appreciate typical flavors.
This is the perfect wine experience for all the travelers that want to immerse themselves into the local life and will be tailored to your wine profile, preferences and time available.