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3rd - 5th May 2022

Douro Primeira Prova 2022

16.03.2022
For anyone who would like to taste the best wines from Portugal’s Douro Valley in a focussed & concentrated manner, to get an idea of current ​developments at the estates, the quality of the latest vintages and the wines’ ultimate potential – not only of the reds but also of the new exciting whites (and let’s not forget the Ports!) – Douro Primeira Prova presents the perfect opportunity.
With renewed optimism and fresh energy, after many Covid related setbacks, Portugal’s winegrowers cadre once again welcomes international wine specialists from the 3rd – 5th  May 2022.
Taste the newest vintages in the midst of the scenic Douro Valley.

The wine experts arrive from around the world, convening in the picturesque Douro Valley. All minds are focused on the new vintage of red, white and Port wines being debuted ahead of their official release onto the market. Behind the scenes, things are bustling. Bottles stand ready from 22 of the region’s top producers, to be served under ideal tasting conditions and with clockwork timing. Welcome to the Douro Primeira Prova.

The first Douro Primeira Prova was held in May 2019. Precisely 167 wines were poured, a unique opportunity that drew over 90 experts from 18 different countries, including Sweden, Italy, Canada, Russia and Japan. For three days, all eyes were on wines from the breathtakingly beautiful Douro Valley.

The outstanding feedback from that debut event in 2019 more than justified an encore. 2022 will once again bring 22 producers from the region together to present their young wines: white and rosé wines from 2021 as well as red and Port wines from 2020. Industry professionals can thus book one of the three available tasting options to taste the entire collection at one location. Gone is the hassle of the long, winding path from estate to estate through the scorching Douro Valley — allowing the taster to concentrate less on organization and more on sensory wonder.

Carlos Agrellos (on the left) & Christian Seely | both from Quinta do Noval & Quinta da Romaneira | Douro Primeira Prova 2019
The Quinta owners and winemakers themselves will be present to answer all your questions first-hand.

Place & People

The terraces of the Douro reflect more than 2000 years of viticulture. The rich history of the region together with the expertise of the winemakers and cellar masters are what makes grand wines in all categories possible.  Inspired by a vision of conveying the valley’s grandeur to the larger world, a group of top producers have joined together under the name The New Douro.

As an added bonus: The Quintas representatives will be personally on hand. Whether during the daytime sessions or at night, any questions about specific production methods or philosophies can be addressed directly to the person best able to provide the answer. The producers invite you to join them in celebrating another successful day with dinners featuring a number of special wines (on Tuesday and Wednesday).

Pandemic Measures

Of course, strict corona rules apply throughout the event in order to enable a safe tasting in a regulated framework as pleasantly as possible. We will inform you of the specific measures when you register. Throughout the event, the organizers comply with the currently applicable COVID measures in accordance with Portuguese law. Entry is currently only possible if you are vaccinated or have recovered.

Registration

Space is limited and demand is high for the Douro Primeira Prova. Our tip: register early!

#1 - Tuesday 3rd May | 9 am - 6 pm

#2 - Wednesday 4th May | 2 pm - 6 pm

#3 - Thursday 5th May | 11 am - 6 pm

Please include your name, company/employer, email address, mobile telephone number and preferred tasting option in your email. The registration is only valid after confirmation by Wine & Partners. Also, please don’t wait to book your accommodations, as space is limited, and the region is a popular tourist destination during early summer.

The New Douro Winzer:
These wineries (The New Douro) serve their wines during the Douro Primeira Prova: Casa Ferreirinha (Sogrape Vinhos) / Churchills / Duas Quintas (Ramos Pinto) / Duorum Vinhos / Lavradores de Feitoria / Poeira / Niepoort / Poças / Quinta da Gaivosa (Alves de Sousa ) / Quinta do Crasto + Roquette & Cazes / Quinta do Noval / Quinta da Romaneira / Quinta do Vallado / Quinta dos Murças / Quinta Nova / Quinta do Vale Meão / Symington / Prats & Symington / Van Zellers & Co. / Vertice / Wine & Soul / Quinta Vale D. Maria

Douro Valley Landscape © Quinta De La Rosa
The enchanting landscape of the Douro Valley – one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world – sets the scene for a spectacular tasting.

Address:

Teatrinho da Régua

R. da Ferreirinha 14,5050-261 Peso da Régua

Museu do Douro (LUNCH)
Rua Marquês de Pombal
5050-282 Peso da Régua, Portugal
www.museudodouro.pt

Travelling to the Museu do Douro:
Arriving at Porto Airport you can travel comfortably by train from Porto Campanha to Regua (travel time of approx. 2.5 hours) or hire a car directly at the airport (travel time of approx. 1.5 hours).

Accommodation:
Make sure you book your accommodation as soon as possible – the Douro is an extremely popular travel destination in autumn! Find accommodation options here.

PICTURES (downloadable)