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“Falling in love with Eufemia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quinta de Santa Eufemia

Quinta de Santa Eufemia
Parada do Bispo, Lamego 5100-650, Portugal
351 254 331 970
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Lamego
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Quinta Santa Eufemia was founded in 1864 by Bernardo Rodrigues Carvalho, and now is managed by the fourth generation of the Family who have been producing these fine old Douro Port wines, preservinf the alge-old-skills of winemaking and ageing.Situated on the left side of the river Douro, with over 45 hectares under vines, the vineyard produces grapes of the richest varieties, trodden in the traditional way and fermented on granite vats in order to extract their finest essences.The wine is aged in oak casks before being selectively blended to satisfy the most refined palates.
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“Falling in love with Eufemia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We visited Quinta de Santa Eufemia this past summer on our honeymoon and were thrilled with the warm welcoming of Teresa and her passion for the port wine. We did the wine tasting and decided immediatelly to buy several bottles with us (the taste, the place, Teresa, the price - it all just clicked and made it a wonderful experience for us - too bad that we were travelling to Portugal by plane and were limited on the baggage). I advise everybody to stop by and experience the place and the wine.

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“Warm Welcome in the Heart of the Alto Douro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

The Quinta de Santa Eufemia is a working, independent winery founded in 1864 that now accepts overnight guests as part of the agritourism program. It is located just east of the small town of Peso da Regua in the Alto Douro port wine growing region. We found the Quinta by tasting port wine in Porto, in the small adega called Vinologia. The adega was featuring Santa Eufemia ports when we were there, and we were blown away by what we tasted and decided then and there to seek out the quinta. We were not disappointed. The quinta has been in the Carvalho family for almost 150 years; our host was Teresa Carvalho. She could not have been more welcoming. She gave us a complete tour of the facilities, drove us to a beautiful overlook so we wouldn't get lost, and prepared a delicious, simple breakfast including home-made jams, honey, etc. Of course, we had a full wine-tasting including all of the quinta's many offerings. Had we come a day earlier, we would have been able to stomp the grapes with the workers! We felt like we had made a second family.

The quinta consists of a main house and a larger apartment, where we stayed. The accommodations were simple and clean. The hot water heater for the apartment was a bit balky but Teresa explained how to re-set it and there were no problems. The first priority for the quinta is the winery and the "day jobs" of Teresa and her siblings; but if you want an authentic experience staying at a working winery and enjoying the warmth of Teresa and the fantastic wines produced on the quinta, you should consider this place.

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