Retreat to the majestic Douro Valley and historic Porto for a unique wine adventure and enjoy a special, two-night stay at the award-winning Gricha Vineyard House; the exclusive four-bedroom retreat on Churchill’s legendary 50-hectare vineyard at Quinta da Gricha in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
Guests will enjoy an exclusive insight into the life on a Douro winery when they visit to Gricha Vineyard House, which has recently been named as the top accommodation in the region by the ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ awards 2022.
In celebration of the recent accolade, Churchill’s have released a special two-night break available for stays from February to April 2022. Visitors will experience the gentle pace of life amongst the vines and learn about viticulture and winemaking in the world’s oldest demarcated region on a personalised tour and wine tasting. Enjoy Churchill’s award-winning wines while relaxing by the infinity pool or gazing out at the breath-taking valley and Douro River from the panoramic vined-terraces.
The wine adventure continues with a visit to Churchill’s Lodge in the historic city of Porto. Nestled into a narrow side street of the ancient customs zone of Vila Nova da Gaia is Churchill’s — a working port lodge and visitor’s centre showcasing world class port and table wines. On the tour, guests will experience the buzz and tranquility of the lodge and get lost in thought amidst the rows of aging barrels in the cavernous vintage tawny storage house.
After an introduction to port and the Douro Valley, visitors will learn the port aging process – from large vat Reserve and LBV tanks to private vintage cellar. The tour will end with a port tasting in Churchill’s modern tasting room overlooking the Douro River.
Churchill’s Gricha Vineyard House has just been named as the top accommodation in Porto and Douro region by the ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ awards 2022. The regional award was given by the Great Wine Capitals – a network that connects ten major world wine regions and annually distinguishes the network’s best projects.
The Best Of Wine Tourism awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the greatest wine regions in the world and provide an opportunity for the wineries and wine tourism businesses in each region to gain exposure and recognition for their commitment to presenting leading wine tourism options, while giving visitors a one-stop list of the best places to experience.
In the hotly-contended accommodation category, Great Wine Capital considers aspects like style and quality, whether the accommodation is chain-affiliated or independent, location, rates, wider amenities, and other awards won.
“We are truly honoured for this amazing recognition of our wine tourism venture and team at Gricha,” says Ben Himowitz, Churchill’s Director of Business Development. “Churchill’s is a family business, so we always strive for our guests to have an intimate experience, as if our winemakers have opened the doors to their home.”
With just four luxury bedrooms tucked into a tastefully remodeled 19th century farmhouse on Churchill’s legendary 50-hectare vineyard, Gricha Vineyard House offers guests access to an intimate and personal experience of life on a working Douro winery.
“We welcome guests to feel the pace and simplicity of life amongst the vines, learn about viticulture and winemaking in personalised tours and tastings, and enjoy Churchill’s award–winning wines while relaxing by the infinity pool or gazing out at the Douro Valley from our panoramic terrace.”, explains Ana Pinho, Churchill’s Head of Communications. “And we also offer experiences for visitors who want to come only for the day, with wine tastings of Churchill’s port and Douro wines, tours of the Vineyard and winery, and rustic lunches in our famous orange grove looking out over the river and valley, a perfect way to spend a day in the Douro.”
All directions point to our Gricha Vineyard House, the best wine hotel in the Douro at the ‘Best of Wine Tourism 2022’ awards!
Guests are invited to visit for an exclusive two-night break between February 2022 until April 2022.
Two-night stay in a vineyard suite at Quinta da Gricha Vineyard House (2 people)
All inclusive – Breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea and complimentary wine and port (2 people)
Winery tour and guided Port and Douro Wine tasting
Visit to Churchill’s Lodge in Porto
Price: £800 for two people*
*Optional transfer service: price upon request.
*Option of luxury transfer from/to Porto