Douro Valley offers a unbreakable sparkling on your eyes! Alto Douro Wine Region has been recognised by UNESCO since 2001, as a World Heritage. It appears as an outstanding example of a traditional European wine-producing region, reflecting the evolution of this human activity over time. Quinta da Xandica is in the heart of this region. It offers a real flavour of the vineyards, is located beside Tavora´s River, is placed with a peaceful environment and a constant bird wheeze, very relaxant!
“The Douro valley is a magical place. I'm grateful that I booked a stay at Matilde's quinta in order to catch even a single drop of that magic. A masterful host, Matilde made me feel welcome the moment I arrived -- with a welcome platter of delicious olives, figs, and glass of port from the quinta itself. Always warm and approachable, she never hesitated to ensure my comfort and offered recommendations on things to do in the area -- which I adored and implore you to take her advice! She offers a personally cooked dinner during your stay as an option (with some sumptuous red wine from the quinta as well) for a fee -- something I was more than eager to take her up on. It's something special to have a warm, homecooked dinner when you're away from home and weary from your travels, and Matilde is a fantastic cook. The two dinners I had the pleasure of devouring were just what I needed to further immerse myself into my experience of Portugal The room is cozy and clean, and the grounds of the quinta itself are absolutely lovely. When you're back to rest and recharge -- take a dip in the pool, lay out on the patio, read a book, admire the scenery, meditate -- whatever you need to do to unwind, it is all here. Oh, and the stars. Aggressively beautiful. Take a stroll to the front of the property at night, look up, and just keep looking up. If only words could capture the beauty of even a single star in that night sky. I was the only guest during my stay, and Matilde made sure to be more than accommodating to ensure I had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. If you find yourself in the Douro Valley, entrust yourself to the caring and compassionate hands of Matilde.”
My house is located inside our quinta surrounded with vineyards and with a breathtaking landscape view from the balcony. Pinhão is just 10 min by car. When you book you get all house just for you. We offer wine tasting and cellar visit.
“That was one of my best experiences: the house was just perfect. With huge teraces with amazing view. You can see vineyards from this terace. It is just perfect: to sit there and do drink 20 years Port that was made on this winery. The house is really big and comfortable. Even for big company)) And, what was really important in November: It was very warm inside the house. I highly reccomend this place to stay for several days just for relax and great wine))”
Real place of comfort and quiet.
“We had such a lovely stay! The hostess, Lucia, is very welcoming and warm, and even though she doesn't speak English we got along well with Google Translate. The room was clean and comfortable, it had a private bathroom and a balcony over the garden with the most amazing view. We got to taste homemade portwine and had a very good breakfast. I was so relaxed after only two nights! Six stars!”