Recently, I was lucky enough to go on a press trip to Portugal to experience a Food & Wine Festival in Porto via Porto.come read the event coverage here. I also spent a day exploring the Douro Wine Region which was incredible. One of my hosts was Porto Reccua Wines (they invited me on the trip with the Porto.com Festival) so I had the chance to explore their Douro Winery. See more about my visit below.
The tasting room and retail store where guests can purchase wine.
The charming set-up where I enjoyed my tasting (shown below) of various Porto Reccua Wines.
My tasting began with a selection of table wines (rather than ports). The Encostas Douro Wine (first on the left) is the entry level white wine. The Cabeca de Burro (far right) is the most largely produced of the Porto Reccua Wines and the most recognizable. It’s similar to a red blend and is very approachable. Also, the Cabeca de Burro was at an accessible entry level price point. My favorite was the Douro Reccua Reserva DOC 2009 (2nd from the right) which was a white wine with a nice creamy taste to it (as a result of the malolactic fermentation) with great acidity most similar to a Sauvignon Blanc.
Enjoying some more of the sparkling wines. I was lucky enough to have initially tasted my favorite one at the Porto.come Food & Wine Festival (read full blog post here).
The Port Wine assortment.
Touring the tasting room and seeing the historic equipment they used to use for the winemaking and farming. So fascinating!
The trolley which takes guests around the winery and to other neighboring Douro Wineries.
This is where the 700+ grape growers deliver their grapes to get weighed in. Since this is a co-op style wine brand, there are various members all growing grapes that go into the winery’s total production.
These enormous concrete domes are where they used to store the wines. They are now stored somewhere else, but I have never seen something so massive, so cool.
Thanks to the Porto Reccua Wines for hosting me on this sponsored media trip to Portugal. It has been incredible experiencing your gorgeous country, drinking the amazing Portuguese Wines, and enjoying the delicious food.