Details of the visit can be found on the Events page of the Farmers Club website here.
The Club is pleased to be able to offer a customised wine tour to Oporto and the Douro valley this October, organised in conjunction with Uncorked Wine Tours.
The itinerary, for a group of 21, is:
Monday 16th October
Lunchtime flight from London Gatwick to Oporto, meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel in the Douro Valley with a brief presentation of the region. Check in to The Vintage House hotel in Pinhão then visit to the nearby Quinta do Bomfim, for a walk through one of the Douro’s finest vineyards followed by a tasting and dinner at the Quinta.
Tuesday 17th October
Spend the day in the vineyards of Cima Corgo, where the highest quality wines of the region are produced. In the morning visit Quinta do Noval, which has been part of AXA Millesimes since 1993, and is recognised as making some of Douro’s best wines. Next visit the flagship estate of Ramos Pinto, Quinta Bom Retiro, which also boasts one of the oldest farmhouses in the region, for lunch overlooking the Douro river. The final visit of the day to Quinta de Napoles includes a tour of the modern winery and wine tasting with Dirk Niepoort. On arrival in Oporto dinner would be at the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant The Yeatman, Vila Nova de Gaia.
Wednesday 18th October
Visit of the lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, including wine tasting at Graham’s Port Lodge, famous for their Tawny ports. Lunch at the Vinum restaurant, overlooking Oporto city. The afternoon will then be free, to explore the city or relax at the hotel before visiting the cellars of Taylor’s Port Lodge to see where the wine ages. Dinner is to be preceded by a tasting of several of Taylor’s vintage ports.
Thursday 19th October
Tram tour exploring the cobbled streets and alleys of Oporto followed by a tour of the Oporto Factory House, home to the British Association, then lunch. Mid-afternoon flight to London.
£1,550 per person (double occupancy). This includes accommodation in 5-star hotels, 3 lunches, 3 dinners with wine, all visits and flights from Gatwick Airpoirt. £270 single supplement.
If you are interested in attending please use the application form in the Spring Journal, or contact: Mrs Lisbeth Rune, Events Manager, The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, LONDON, SW1A 2EL. Tel: 020-7930 3751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A ballot will be held if the tour is oversubscribed.