Winery & Spa Resort of the Week 🍇🥂🍷: Quinta da Pacheca in Lamego (Douro Valley), Portugal
Among the valleys of the Douro River, near the left bank, in the village of Cambres, Lamego county, in the heart of the first Pombaline demarcation of the Region, is Quinta da Pacheca, one of the most prestigious and recognized properties in the Douro Demarcated Region.
With around 75 hectares of vineyards, classified by UNESCO in 2001, Quinta da Pacheca has always been focused in the production of quality Douro DOC (Vinho de Calidad) and Port wines and was one of the first in the region to bottle DOC wines under its own brand.
The Wine House Hotel
Can you imagine yourself waking up on the middle of a vineyard, and experience the rurality of one of the most famous wine regions in the world?
Ex-libris of Quinta da Pacheca, The Wine House Hotel is one of the most well-known units of ‘tourism of charm’ of the Douro Valley and has received several national and international awards. Having the vineyard and the wine as its inspiration and environment, it is geared towards gastronomic and oenological tourism, combining the modern and avant-garde image with sobriety and elegance.
With a modern design but harmoniously involved with the original traces of an 18th century house, The Wine House Hotel keeps alive the spirit of the Douro evident in the furnishings and comfort provided by the 15 unique rooms in this building, where the wine and the vineyard are always present elements. Since 2017 living the wine and the vine in such a close way has become the purest reality.
Sleep in a Wine Barrel!
Quinta da Pacheca created the Wine Barrels, bold architectural projects of suites in the form of Wine Barrels, reinforcing with originality the enotouristic offer.
In an idyllic and romantic setting with a landscape cut through the vineyards, Wine Barrels will provide you a unique experience of contact with nature and the monumental reality of the Douro Wine Region. Unparalleled moments of rest in a rural environment with all the comforts and the ones of most modern hotel units, you can experience these ten accommodation rooms set in the middle of the vineyards.
The Wine House Restaurant
The varied and tempting menu respects the concept of traditional Portuguese cuisine and uses the typical products of Douro that the virtuous Chef Carlos Pires works with almost divine inspiration. Each meal is paired with Quinta da Pacheca Wine enhancing the flavors adventure.
The Vineyard Spa by Pacheca
Throughout the centuries-old existence of Quinta da Pacheca, audacity and innovation have always been the basis of inspiration for an experience surrounded by bucolic refinement and hospitality.
The Vineyard Spa by Pacheca was born out of this mission that has become the main purpose, the art of welcoming our guests and providing them with unique experiences, eternal in memory and perpetual in the spirit of well living life! The pampering we now have available will complement this experience to a more emotional, totally different, even more unforgettable and certainly unique level, always combining the charm of the rustic with the most elegant sensory esperience full of well-being.
Be the starting point to be able to reconnect with yourself, feel the Douro, be inspired by the vineyards that surround you and give yourself into our hands.
Credit: words and images above from Quinta da Pacheca.
- The Quinta da Pacheca is open but with new restrictions, rules and regulations. Here is their Covid-19 Information page.
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Why Do We Recommend Quinta da Pacheca?
You can enjoy picnics in the vineyards amongst the vines, participate in cooking classes or in the harvest and stomp some grapes. The spa menu is extensive and, of course, includes Vinotherapy. Besides all that, aren’t you intrigued by the idea of sleeping overnight in a wine barrel?
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