Quinta das Br˘lhas
Quinta das Brôlhas
Quinta das Brôlhas´s reputation goes back to the 17th Century, being in the family since 1605. In the last 20 years the vineyards were almost all restructured, only the necessary old vineyards have been kept for quality reasons. In the first decade of this century, two ancient farm houses were totally rebuilt to develop a Tourism project of "Casas de Campo" each one with swimming pool. They are very comfortable and carefully prepared to receive Douro Lovers Tourists, since these houses are recommended by the firm The Hoseasons Group, for people who wants to visit the Douro Region now "Unesco World Heritage".All the conditions were gathered to consolidate the Wine-Tourism in an architectural environment unique in this worldwide recognized region, being the farm awarded with the prize "Best of Wine Tourism 2006" given to Quinta das Brôlhas, by the Network of the Capitals of Great Vineyards.
The hallmark attraction is history, environment and hospitality as well as red or white Quinta das Brôlhas Reserva Wines, that can be comfortably tasted in this farm.
Casa da Fonte
This 19th century house was restored in 2005, so as to be made suitable for tourism, with central heating and air-conditioning.
* 4 suites;
* Fully equipped kitchen;
* Dining Room;
* Living Room;
* Balcony running the length of the house (great for wine tasting);
* 10mx5m Swimming Pool (with a pool house containing a fridge for drinks, shower room and toilet);
* Parking for 3 cars;
Casa S. Bernardo
A second house was made suitable for tourism in mid-2008, with air-conditioning throughout the house and solar panels for water-heating.
* 1 suite
* 2 Bedrooms with 2 beds each
* 1 Bathroom
* Fully-equipped Kitchen
* Dining Room
* Living Room
* Laundry room (with washing machine)
* South-facing Balcony
* 6m x 4m Pool-facing Balcony
* 1 car garage
The house is situated some 12km from Lamego, where Portugal’s first royal courts are said to have been held in the 12th century. A historical city, well worth visiting for its Cathedral, Cloisters, Museum, 17th and 18th century Churches, magnificent 18th century manor houses and the well-known steps leading up to Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Church.
Just a few kilometres from Lamego, the Ucanha bridge and São João de Tarouca monastery are well worth a visit, as well as the Salsedas Monastery, all places of great historical interest within the region.
25km from Valdigem lies the city of Vila Real, also packed with ancient churches and interesting historical monuments.