DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL
Six Senses’ first resort foray into Europe immerses guests in the delights of Portugal’s luscious Douro Valley. The eight-hectare estate mixes heritage and innovation, and the restored 19th-century manor house and private villas feature contemporary interiors by New York-based Clodagh Design. In the heart of one of the country’s top wine regions, guests are able to witness every aspect of the process, from planting and growing to treading and blending. The expansive spa features treatments that use freshly picked grapes from the Douro vineyards. The celebration of wine reaches its zenith at the resort’s signature restaurant, the Wine Library. Whiling away a sultry summer’s evening with a superb choice of regional cheeses, smoked hams, sausages and wines in sumptuous surroundings is the authentic Douro experience.