Quinta de Marrocos
Quinta de Marrocos
The Quinta de Marrocos, one of the oldest in the Demarcated Region of the Douro, provides excellent views over the River Douro and contact with the marcos de feitoria, the solid granite pillars that were set up in 1757 to demarcate the region and which still stand there. At the beginning of the last century, the great grandfather of the current owner, César Sequeira, acquired the Quinta de Marrocos, where the house consisted of the old Franciscan Monastery. Since 1979, César Sequeira has continued in the wine growing business, culminating with the production/bottling/certification of estate wines. To this activity, he linked agro-tourism, restoring old family properties, which has made our places and wines known around the world. The quality of these wines has been recognised in International Competitions. The couple’s daughter, Rita Sequeira, is an oenologist and is responsible for the property’s wine producing activities.
Weekend at the estate
Includes two nights with breakfast, two suppers, one afternoon snack and close contact with nature, culture and everyday life in a Rural Environment.
In all wine tastings, a visit is made to the wine cellar, press and vine. Afterwards, the tasting is served in a traditional country kitchen and accompanied with a brief description of the Estate and its wines.
All of the courses begin with a visit to the cellar and wine press, with a brief explanation about the region, ending with lunch at the Estate. Depending on which course is chosen, the session will be accompanied by an expert on the subject in question.
Aside from the meal, a visit is made to the wine cellar, press and vine, with a brief description of the Estate and its wines.
Harvest in the Douro
The visitor has the opportunity to participate in picking the grapes, have lunch at the Estate, go on a guided tour of the grounds, enjoy a wine tasting with a snack and participate in a lagarada, a grape pressing celebration.
- Quinta de Marrocos
- 5100-840 Valdigem – Douro
- GPS: Latitude 41º09’01.17”N Longitude 7º45’34.93”W
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