Porto, Portugal: The Real Port Wine Town

Porto is considered the real Port wine town in Portugal where port wine tastings rooms are plentiful.  Historic port wine producers; store their wines in caves, aging tanks, and tasting rooms along the waterside docks in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Signs emblazed the rooftops and upper deck areas along the riverbanks, advertising the Vintner's wines and tasting rooms.  It’s remarkable - the voyage of the grapes, from the steep, hot terraces of the Douro region, to being transported  down to Vila Nova de Gaia, where it is aged and fortified into wine in the maritime climate before being shipped around the world.

Scribbles and Smiles by J Christina
Tuk-Tuk rides in Porto, Portugal

Scribbles and Smiles by J Christina

Scribbles and Smiles by J Christina
Scribbles and Smiles by J Christina

Today we begin with a Porto city tour on foot. Porto is a kaleidoscope of colors: pink, clay, and terracotta colored townhouses cascade up and down the hill that climbs precipitously from the Douro estuary.

Follow J. Christina as we travel through Portugal in this series 2016.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I look forward to reading your messages on Scribbles and Smiles.
J. Christina