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Quinta do Seixo, Pinhao, Douro, Portugal, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Quinta do Seixo is a port wine winery close to Pinhao with a fabulous location on a hilltop overlooking the Douro River. It belongs to the Sogrape Group that also owns several other famous brands, such as Sandeman and Ferreira. Quinta do Seixo was bought by Ferreira in 1979 and came to Sogrape with the purchase of Ferreira in 1987. In fact, Sogrape owns several quintas (wineries with vineyards) in the Douro: In Cima-Corgo it owns Quinta do Seixo, Quinta da Boavista, Quinta do Porto, Quinta do Caêdo and Quinta do Vau; in Douro Superior, Quinta da Leda.
The Quinta do Seixo has been thoroughly renovated in Sogrape hands. the winery is newly built and very impressive with all modern technology you need. They have e.g. the “mechanical feet” that many wineries (but not all) now use for treading the grapes in the lagares. Also the vineyards have been “renovated”. They have replanted much of the vineyards focusing on a single variety in each plot and planting with different planting densities to maximise sun exposure. Quinta do Seixo has 49 hectares of vineyards.
From the winery at the Quinta you have a stunning view over the river. (But where do you not have stunning views in the Douro? If you have never been there it is worth a visit. It is one of the most spectacular wine regions we have ever visited.) You can see downstream in the direction of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, the traditional centres for the port wine trade (that is far away of course), and you can see upstream towards Pinhao. This main town of the upper Douro is visible on a bend in the river a few kilometres away.
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Douro Quinta do Seixo Sandeman – stock photo samplem – Images by Per Karlsson