DOURO: QUINTA DO BOMFIM

Please note: In order for us to receive all our guests as well as we can, visits to Quinta do Bomfim are now by reservation only.

Quinta do Bomfim is located in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley and is owned by the Symington family who have worked here for five generations. Guests can enjoy the heritage of this famous estate while visiting the winery, the beautiful old wine cellar and the vineyard. The family-made Ports and Douro DOC wines may be tasted on the terrace with wonderful views of the Douro River and surrounding vineyards. 

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This historic Douro estate is situated on the north bank of the Douro River adjoining the village of Pinhão, the crossroads of the Upper Douro. Visitors arriving by car have on-site parking whilst those arriving by train have a five-minute walk to the Quinta. The Pinhão river marina is ten minutes away by foot.

The tour begins in a small museum which tells the story of the property, the family and the wines. A collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro and documents record the history of the Quinta and the region. Visitors may choose between three vineyard walks which afford excellent views of the surrounding mountain vineyards, some with dry stone terraces built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The visit includes the old lodge built in 1896, one of the most magnificent such structures in the Douro Valley. This vast vat and barrel cellar, with its extraordinarily complex roof-structure, has been used for over one hundred years to hold all the Port Wines from every harvest at the estate before they are taken downriver to Vila Nova de Gaia for further maturing. 

During the harvest, visitors can see the grapes being received at the winery and Port being made in the lagares. At other times of the year, a short film shows the winery in operation as well as traditional treading at other Symington family vineyards.

Quinta do Bomfim is the birthplace of two of the 21st century’s most famous Port Wines: Dow’s 2007 Vintage Port, the only Vintage Port made this century to have been awarded a perfect 100 Points by the Wine Spectator, as well as Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port which was nominated the N°1 Wine in the World in 2014 by the same influential publication.

Prior reservation required

Due to the personal nature of our winery and vineyard visits, we can only accept guests with prior reservations. Reservations can be made by contacting us via the booking form below, by email or by telephone and advising us as to how many people will be visiting, your preferred date and time, and the language of your visit.

Reservations are valid only after confirmation.

T: (+351) 254 730 370 / E: [email protected]

Please note: On exceptionally busy days and during the high season we may be obliged to offer you an alternative time.

Visiting hours

1st April to 31st October:
10h30 to 19h00 every day (last visit 18h00)

1st November to 31st March:
Tuesday to Sunday from 09h30 to 17h30 (last visit 17h00)
Closed 25th December and January 1st and on the 22nd and 23th February for staff training

Terrace Picnics

The picnic must be booked 48 hours in advance and is for a minimum of two people. It is delivered to you in a traditional picnic basket and can be enjoyed either on the terrace of the main visitor centre, overlooking the river Douro, or on the terrace of Echo House, in the middle of the vineyards.

Price per person: €25

Guided tours and tastings

Available in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish

Visits (including tasting) from €12

Click here for map of vineyards walks

How to get there

Quinta do Bomfim, 5085-060 Pinhão, Alijó, Portugal
Coordinates (compatible with Google Maps):
Latitude 41.189245 Longitude -7.540943

 

 


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