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Have a vine time in PortugalDouro Valley, Portugal

It’s hard to forget what surrounds you when you settle into your unique accommodations at Quinta da Pacheca in the Douro Valley. These rolling hills have been home to vines for almost 500 years – back then they were the purview of local monasteries – and nothing about your environs lacks atmosphere.

Designed by owners Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Gonçalves, each of the 10 mega barrels has a pine exterior and an elegant fit-out that includes a round bed, private bathroom and deck overlooking the vines. Grab yourself a bottle of Pacheca Grande Reserva Tinta Roriz (aged for 18 months in oak barrels) or tawny port, since the region is famous for it, and stare out across the landscape. Otherwise, tour the vineyard, do a tasting, take a cooking class or tuck into a meal of traditional Portuguese cuisine in the restaurant.

  • Fireplace and mini bar
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free high speed wifi
  • Views from private decks
  • Family rooms
  • Flat screen TV
  • Free breakfast
  • Bicycles and kid’s activities available

From US$250 per night.

Quinta Da Pacheca
quintadapacheca.com

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