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Tony Smith, originally from Manchester, spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent before taking over an abandoned vineyard business in the Douro Valley with a Brazilian friend, Marcelo Lima. At 54 he removed himself from the horrors of Bosnia & Rwanda for a different kind...More
We did not plan a tour to this vineyard, wwe just saw their sign wile travelling in Douro region and decided tu turn from the main road... And we were rewarded. This ancient estate is very well maintained, and people working here (there are only...More
Date of experience: July 2018
1 Thank Zhdivan
Tonylisboa, Sócio at Quinta de Covela, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018
Many thanks to you Zhdivan! It was a pleasure to meet you guys. And we are very glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Portugal and you are always welcome here at Covela.
We arranged the tour at very short notice and Jarkko met us at the beautifully situated Quinta de Covela. The views are stunning and the estate is wonderful. A tranquil setting; the sound of birds singing was all we could hear. Jarkko was happy to...More
Had the pleasure of visiting this vineyard very recently,and thought it was a special place,My wife and I did a vineyard walk on a lovely Sunday and enjoyed this wonderful part of the Douro valley,Wild flowers, Lemon and Orange trees and breathtaking views,across the rows...More
I have traveled to many wonderful places in the world, but when I find myself sitting in my office daydreaming about the places I've seen, Quinta de Covela is always at the top of my list.
Beautifully situated in the Douro valley, this is an...More
Date of experience: July 2017
1 Thank Amy D
Tonylisboa, Proprietário at Quinta de Covela, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018