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Day 13: Our Last Day of the Portugal Wine Tour

Although our last day in Portugal was jam-packed full of activities; we enjoyed every minute of it. After another terrific breakfast at The Yeatman hotel, we met with Beatriz Machado, wine director and Richard Bowden, marketing director for the hotel.



View of Porto from The Yeatman

The Yeatman hotel

Spa at The Yeatman








This very enjoyable meeting was followed with a visit to the IVDP (Instituto Do Vinho Do Porto) where we had an extended visit to the pristine laboratories where the IVDP wines are tested to be sure they meet the strict regulations of IVDP.












Our next stops were two port houses; Porto Cruz and Ferreira. Wine enthusiasts will want to consider visiting both of these port houses while in Portugal. Porto Cruz uses “The Woman in Black” as part of their marketing program.


Porto Cruz’s elegant “The Woman in Black”

Porto Cruz tasting room

Porto Cruz Ports








Next we enjoyed our wine tasting at Ferreira. This company was founded in 1751. This was before the Douro Valley was demarcated. Enjoy viewing the vintage wine equipment and blue tiles, and tasting ports during your visit.


Ferreira Port House

Portuguese Blue Tiles

Vintage Wine Equipment








Back at The Yeatman hotel, we enjoyed a wine tasting that showcased a few of the many wines that The Yeatman hotel offers.








Too soon it seemed,  we had to return to our hotel room, to prepare for our journey home.


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