Douro in a Tesla - Wine and Stars
Casal de Loivos
This is an
evening experience that allows us to take advantage of the clean skies that the
Douro has to offer, during the summer months.
starts in the afternoon, when we meet in Porto. From there we will have a 1h30
trip to our first destination, the Casal de Loivos viewpoint, considered the
best view of the Douro and one of the 7 best viewpoints in the World.
From there we
descend to the village of Pinhão, where we will take a 1 hour cruise included
in this experience. In this way we will be able to marvel at the grandeur and
size of the largest producers in the region.
Then it's time
to head to the Quinta where we will learn about the production process of Port
wine from this small producer, with award-winning wines of recognized quality.
We end the visit
with a tasting of these fantastic products. Then, we will make a commented tour
of the vineyard, where we can enjoy the vines and the terroir, talk about the
Douro grape varieties and other products that make this region unique.
Our visit at the
Quinta ends with dinner while the sun sets behind the hills.
The magic moment
is now happening: we will go to the top of one of these hills, where a
telescope will be mounted so that we can proceed to the observation of stars.
On a typical night, we will be able to observe Jupiter and its moons, Saturn
and its rings, Mars and Venus. We will also have the opportunity to glimpse the
constellations of the northern hemisphere, some relevant stars, satellites
passing over us and explore some of the Moon's most striking features.
observation session, we start the journey back to Porto.