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Quinta do Panascal

off the N222, Pinhao 5120-496, Portugal
+351 254 732 321
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Fonseca visit of a lifetime.

Having navigated the Alto Douro from Spain we finally arrive at the home of my favourite port... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
via mobile

Location is easy to find and very nice and beautiful, we found it very not friendly as there was... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Herzliya, Israel
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“wine tasting” (6 reviews)
“port wine” (8 reviews)
off the N222, Pinhao 5120-496, Portugal
+351 254 732 321
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Having navigated the Alto Douro from Spain we finally arrive at the home of my favourite port ‘Fonseca’. We had the short but invaluable tour of the vines, the winery and many feet crushing the grapes,and the tasting itself. A wonderful experience to be had....More

Thank JamesMKidderminster
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Location is easy to find and very nice and beautiful, we found it very not friendly as there was only one person to give service and take payments so we did not stay long as we wanted.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

While the views here are awesome that's where the compliments end.... Greeted with a snarl, no structured tasting options... you choose individually priced ports to taste (which are v expensive vs buying a bottle)... no description or background provided. There are so many other impressive...More

5  Thank Alex&Marty
Reviewed 16 June 2017

What's not to love about the Douro Valley. Unless you are already having a love affair with Fonseca Port wine, skip this fake tour. What you will pay 10 Euros per person for is an audio guide that gives basic information about the vineyard and...More

5  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We sought this quinta on the recommendation of our hotel and Rick Steves. The 10 euros for the tour included use of the English-speaking audioguide and three port tastings. We found the audioguide to provide the right amount of information without getting too technical. The...More

Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Red some reviews and even looks this place up in Rick Steves. Just seemed like it is a very poorly run Quinta. We began our drive up the narrow, barely paved road - at about 2/3's up the road we are completely blocked by a...More

6  Thank bilo94
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This winery produces the Fonseca brand of port. We loved being given some audiophones (with narrative in English, among others), and sent on our way alone to walk at our pace though their picturesque vineyards. The views were beautiful. Afterwards we were given three samples...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Panascal offers a self-guided tour of their Quinta using an MP3 device. I enjoyed doing this (despite the rather dry English commentary) and the price of €10 includes tasting of three ports.

Thank Seventyfour
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Did a port tasting as they had white port. Views were incredible and great stop while in the Douro region, You can drive your car all way to top and do not have to park down below and walk up.

Thank firstclass-TRIP
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

Thank Diane123Diane
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