Quinta do Panascal dates back to the 18th century and is the most important wine estate of the prestigious Port Wine Company “Fonseca Guimaraens”.
The estate has been classified as grade “A”, which is the highest grade given to a quinta. The same occurs with its famous wines, namely Fonseca Vintage 1994 which was recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the best wines in the world.
Situated in the Douro Valley Region (a World Heritage site), Panascal is open to everyone wishing to visit one of the most famous quintas in the region. It has the only audio tour available in the area which has been produced in 9 languages. The tour, which has a cost of €5, allows guests to wander independently through vineyards dramatically situated atop rolling hills overlooking Távora River. Afterwards, in the visitor’s room, guests are offered a wine tasting that includes Siroco, BIN nº27 and a Tawny 10 year old.
During the grape-harvesting season, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of watching the men and women treading the grapes in the “lagares”, since the Port is still produced in the traditional way on the estate. Quinta do Panascal also has beautiful private rooms available to hire for lunches, dinners or meetings.