Quinta da Pacheca, one of the best known winery in the Douro region, Portugal. Pacheca is one of the first properties to bottle wine under its own label in Portugal. The winery is famous for their wines and their barrel hotel rooms – a worth visiting winery.
Discover the Douro wines
It’s a winery with vines and olive groves that date back to the 16th century. If you’ve ever tasted Douro wine, you’ll know how smooth and well-structured it is. The Douro wine grapes grows in the hills of Douro River valley. It’s one of the most picturesque regions of Portugal and is ripe for a weekend of wine-tastings, romance and scenic landscapes. It’s here where you’ll find the Quinta da Pacheca estate, not too far from Peso da Régua – the pretty main town of the wine-producing region.
Sleep in the wine barrels
The property owners added the 270-square-foot barrel rooms as an added luxury for guests looking for a unique accommodation experience. Situated on nearly 140 acres, the wine barrel guest rooms have a private terrace where guests can sit among the centuries-old vines. Each barrel-style room consists of a plush double bed, walk-in shower, skylight (for watching the stars), Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
The region is famous for its cuisine and Douro specialities (such as sardines in citrus and slow-cooked pork cheek) can be found in the estate’s restaurant which offers floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views onto the Douro River and the neighbouring vineyards. Guests can participate in activities like: wine-tasting, wine and food pairings, cooking, picnics. And educational activities like: bottling and labelling, grape-harvesting and traditional stepping on grapes. The estate provides bikes to ride through the vineyards.