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Grape Discoveries

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Off-the-beaten path Douro Valley private wine tours. Grape Discoveries provides curated experience, small-group Douro Valley wine tours that are intimate, personal and real. Every aspect of your tour is curated by its founder, James Mayor, based on...more
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Customer service is this team's motto. Getting you into vineyards and owner's homes you'd never see otherwise to enjoy some of the finest wines, stories and food.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank craigandmicki
Grape-Discoveries, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Warm thanks for your appreciative comments

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I opted for a one-day trip with Grape Discoveries along the wineyards of the Douro Valley as I had heard so much about its breath-taking scenery and excellent wines. This was an unforgettable and authentic experience made even better with our guide James Mayor‘s passion...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dagmar_Baum
Grape-Discoveries, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you Dagmar for your lovely review. I enjoyed our laughs and I`m already looking forward to your next visit to the Douro !

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a terrific day-long tour with James. We visited a tiny village, with schist houses and a beautiful old church, went on to two quintas with very different styles of winemaking, had a lovely picnic overlooking the Douro, and ended with a walk through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Grape-Discoveries, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

It was a delight spending a day with you Mary and with Eric, I`m glad you both enjoyed it. We were incredibly fortunate to be shown round Wine&Soul by Jorge Serodio Borges, he`s one of the best wine producers in Portugal !

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Recommendable trip with good wines, wonderful people and stunning scenery. Well organized and very enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Grape-Discoveries, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

I`m delighted you could taste the magic of the Douro with us. I think it`s the most beautiful wine region in the world.

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

With three nights in Porto we wanted to visit the Douro Valley wine country as we had heard it was so beautiful. We chose a one-day tour with Grape Discoveries because they promised to take us “off-the-beaten-path”, and this was exactly what they did. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barryk401
Grape-Discoveries, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thanks so much Barry for your very kind remarks, I`m glad you enjoyed your day with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Our trip in the Douro Valley was amazing. Everything about the Douro, people, its food, its wine are so real, so authentic. It's like stepping out of time and the daily grind into a magical place where time flows according to different rules, where you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Grape-Discoveries, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thanks for your appreciative comments, I`m delighted you enjoyed your day with us. I would like you to know it was fun for me too, the laughter over lunch at Casa dos Barros still rings in my head. See you next time!

Reviewed June 27, 2018

With only a couple of days in Porto I was keen to savor a vineyard or two and the culinary delights of the Douro. I’m a fan of independent travel so was intrigued by the Grape Discoveries website recommendations for immersive up-close experiences of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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James_Mayor_GD, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you Jayne for your lovely review. We try to offer our travellers an experience that is intimate and sensory, difficult to find if you travel with a bus pack operator. I`m glad you had a good time with us!

Reviewed June 25, 2018

The experience with grape discoveries was an unforgettable moment. The magical Douro landscapes caught my attention the time we entered the valley by car. Of course it is possible to visit the Douro on your own but if I'd have done that Id missed out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank vipanni
James_Mayor_GD, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thanks so much Ronja for this nice review. I`m glad you enjoyed your day with Grape Discoveries, it was fun spending time with you.

Reviewed June 5, 2018

I’m putting this weekend tour into my “Most Treasured Memories” file — and I’ve traveled and experienced a lot. We'd been planning a Douro Wine Valley tour when Grape Discoveries popped up. We jumped at a chance to bypass the typical, cookie-cutter experiences for a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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James_Mayor_GD, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you, Debra, for your lovely comments. I`m so happy you and your husband enjoyed it all. Come back when ever you wish for some more stories, laughter, and great food and wine!

Reviewed June 5, 2018

The Douro Valley is undoubtedly one of Portugal’s great assets. It has incomparable views of endless dramatically terraced vineyards, picturesque quintas and adegas, terrific food and of course Port wine as well as great table wine, both white and red. There are many ways to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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James_Mayor_GD, Owner at Grape Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you, Mark, for your wonderfully appreciative comments. I`m delighted you had such a good time with us. It was also fun spending time with you and your wife and, if the bunches of roses you were both given are anything to go by, our...More

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