Explore the rugged riverine landscape and taste the bounty of the Douro Valley’s quintas on this tour with wine-world insider João Koehler.
During this relaxing full-day tour, you’ll be led by wine wunderkind João, a former Six Senses Douro Valley sommelier, from quinta to quinta, trying some of the best wines in the region and perfecting your port knowledge along the way. You’ll ride in style, take in the breathtaking scenery from hilltop perches and stop for lunch at a traditional tasca (Portuguese restaurant).
João Miguel Koehler
João has a degree in tourism and has worked at the Douro Valley’s most famous vineyards, cellars and hotels, learning from the best wine-makers in the country. Most recently, he was the master of port production at Quinta do Bomfim, owned by the famous Symington family of producers. In 2016, Joao finished his Portuguese sommelier programme and worked as the wine expert in residence at Smith spot Six Senses Douro Valley. He started his own tour company to combine his extensive knowledge of the region with his formal sommelier training to offer knowledgeable tours and introduce visitors to fabulous wines.
Gallivant through the vines and conquer the quintas on this oenophile’s tour through the Douro Valley with sommelier-turned-tour-guide João.
- 8 hours
- Start Time
- Tours run between the hours of 09:00 and 10:00
- Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
- Experience location
- If you’re coming by train, João will pick you up at Régua station; if you’re staying in the Douro Valley, he’ll fetch you from your hotel. We’ll send you the full details in your confirmation.