Where to Stay
Set high on a hill in a 19th century manor house, and overlooking the valley and the Douro River, Six Senses Douro Valley makes for the ultimate getaway for wine lovers.
Relax with a grapeinspired body treatment: Try the spa’s Complete Grape Rejuvenation, an antioxidant-rich body treatment that makes use of the region’s iconic fruit. The 90-minute treatment includes dry skin brushing, exfoliation with grape pulp and grape-seed oil, followed by a vineyard soak wrap and a scalp massage.
Sip on your favourite vintage: Before dinner, make your way to the resort’s Wine Library & Terrace, which serves a selection of tapas and sommelier-picked wines.
Meet the winemakers: Spend some time with the owner of Quinta do Mourao, the estate neighbouring Six Senses Douro Valley. His cellar stores huge wooden vats of ageing port wines, some of which are more than a century old. Let him guide you through an hour-long tasting session, during which you’ll get to try port wines that have been ageing for 10, 20, 40, and even 100 years. sixsenses.com