Fodor's Expert Review Quinta do Vallado
One of the oldest quintas in the region, Quinta do Vallado is on the right bank of Rio Corgo near Rio Douro and has stunning views of terraced hillsides along both river gorges. This wine estate has been in the Ferreira family since 1818 and encompasses 158 acres, some with vines more than 70 years old. Make reservations for a visit, which includes a wine tasting. This property holds a museum and a wine store. Like many other quintas throughout the region, it also has rooms for guests, in either a traditional 18th-century manor, or a sleek, modern 21st-century wing. Doubles cost about €140 per night.