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Quinta do Panascal

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Address: off the N222, Pinhao 5120-496, Portugal
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+351 254 732 321

Quinta do Panascal dates back to the 18th century and is the most important...

Quinta do Panascal dates back to the 18th century and is the most important estate of the prestigious Port Wine Company “Fonseca Guimaraens”. The estate has been classified as Grade A, which is the highest grade given to a quinta. The same occurs with its famous wines, namely Fonseca Vintage 1994 which was recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the best wines in the world.Situated in the Douro Valley Region (a World Heritage site), Quinta do Panascal is open to everyone wishing to visit one of the most famous quintas in the region.

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Fun wine farm!

We stopped here recently on a tour and it was great! The lady who helped us was very nice. We got the self guided tour in the vineyard and she gave us a headset to listen to as we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here recently on a tour and it was great! The lady who helped us was very nice. We got the self guided tour in the vineyard and she gave us a headset to listen to as we walked around. We did the wine tasting and it was good! Recommended!

Thank Diane123Diane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We tasted 6 types. Mixed feelings. On the one hand had a fantastic vintage from 2012, on the other hand, the white and Obvious ports were mediocre. Ended up buying the 2000 vintage.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best in the area. Highly recommended and worth the drive. The setting is stunning and the ports are among the best!

Thank Adam F
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The steep vineyards on the right bank of the Tavora, which flows into the Douro is a sight you'll never forget. The vineyards were established in the early 19th century and continue to deliver beautiful, dense, velvety and powerful wines. We were fortunate to visit during harvest where we saw the traditional method of grape trodding in the large concrete... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The Douro valley is beautiful, no doubt. The so called guided tour was actually an iPod that was given to us. The positive aspect was that they offered languages like German and not just English. If you want a passionate guide or insights into wine making choose a smaller vineyard.

Thank Thomas S
Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Paid 7 euro for audio guide, walk through the vineyard but the best part was watching the truck came in and workers busy loading the grapes into the warehouse. Wine tasting was great and good value.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The audioguides have good information, but they are very poor quality, as 2 of our audioguides quit working after the first chapter. You take the tour yourself, and it is basically walking through two rows of grape vines. We bought wine bottles from the store and the bottles leaked in the car trunk. On the positive note, our daughter bought... More 

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Central Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a great visit to Quinta do Panascal. It's just off the main road along the Douro, a short distance from Pinhao. The side road is a bit narrow and windy, and the drive up to the Quinta somewhat steep and VERY narrow. The view from the quinta and the vineyards was beautiful. For 7 euros each, they provided... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to sample our first port at the home of Fonseca ports. After a windy, narrow drive down a dirt road, we found the parking for this Quinta. We arrived as a large group was leaving and had the tasting room to ourselves for most of our visit. There are many types of port you can select from with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

If you going to the Duoro Valley and you don't want to be tied to an appointment, this is the place to go. Easy to get to and the tour is interesting and if it is a nice day, you can see a lot. The tour costs money but includes the audio and tastings.

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