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Adventure Around Vinho Verde

It may not be #TravelTuesday, but that won’t stop us from traveling around two exciting sub-regions of Vinho Verde. Reverse Wine Snob brings us the scoop on what’s happening in Amarante and Lima. Find out what fun things you can do when you visit! Hint: There’s more than just wine tasting.

Reverse Wine Snob writes: “One of the most exciting aspects of being a winelover is not just drinking a wine from a faraway region, but actually visiting there and experiencing the wine in the context of its history, its people and its culture.” If you can’t travel there in reality, we’ll give you the virtual version!

Read the full article here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/take-a-tour-of-vinho-verde#more-39059

An Ideal Retreat: The Monverde Hotel in Portugal

Experience the luxury of this new eco-friendly hotel that offers a fine-dining restaurant and its own winery!

 

Virginia Miller writes, “Eco-friendly vineyards with a state-of-the-art winery, a carbon-neutral hotel, expansive grounds, eco-lodging opening out onto the vineyards and a fine-dining restaurant? This isn’t Napa, it’s Portugal. Opened in August 2015, Monverde Hotel is the first hotel of its kind, not just in the idyllic Douro wine region (where Vinho Verde wines hail from), but in the whole country.

Home to Quinta da Lixa winery, which produces a range of Vinho Verde wines, Monverde is in the countryside near the village of Amarante, about 30 miles east of the city of Porto (where you’ll find Portugal’s famed port houses). It’s a 74-acre estate of gently rolling terrain and rows of grapevines leading to a stately main building designed by local architect Fernando Coelho. The property houses 15 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a luxurious vinotherapy spa that utilizes restorative grape seeds, skin and stems in treatments. The expansive indoor/outdoor pool, which includes a Turkish bath and sauna, is divided by mirrored glass and lined with white chairs for lounging. You can choose from a range of massages including Ayurvedic and hot stone, with materials sourced from the nearby Tâmega River.”

 

We’re ready to take a trip! Get the full article with all the tips and highlight from Food Republic: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2016/12/02/hungry-concierge-monverde-hotel-portugal/