Quinta do Noval is happy to announce the opening of our new visitor centre in Pinhão in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Quinta do Noval opened its first visitor centre in 1995 on the banks of the Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the heart of the historic centre of the Port Trade. Since then we have been welcoming visitors from all over the world, sharing with them the story of Quinta do Noval, and organising tastings of our great Port wines.
With the opening of a second visitor centre upstream in Pinhão, in a former Port cellar, Quinta do Noval hopes to bring a new dimension to the experience of visitors from all over the world by welcoming them in the Douro, near our vineyards where the wines are made.
Situated at the source of production of Port wines and indeed of the new unfortified wines of the Douro, this new centre is a place of discovery, of exchange of information, and above all of wine tasting. A complete range of the wines from Quinta do Noval and of wine related products is on offer. With a number of interactive tools the visitor will be able to discover the terroir and the unique character of the vineyard of Quinta do Noval, and to understand the traditional methods of production of great Port wines.
Christian Seely, Managing Director, comments:
« One of the many exciting developments in recent years both in Porto and in the Douro Valley has been the dramatic rise in the number of visitors from all over the world coming to discover this magical region for themselves and to taste its wines.
We are delighted to be expanding our capacity to receive these enterprising travellers by opening this new centre in the Douro, and we look forward to being able to share our wines and our love of our vineyard and the whole region with visitors from all over the world. »
We will welcome you to taste our Douro wines and our emblematic Ports.