Portuguese Exploration

The Douro Valley offers unparalleled vineyard views, rich history and lovely hospitality—and, of course, delicious wines

Portuguese Exploration
Senior editor Alison Napjus says nothing compares with the dramatic natural beauty of the Douro Valley, which she recently visited. (David Yellen)
From the Jul 31, 2022, issue

Portugal had been on Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus' to-go list for a while. The last time she visited was in 2008, but since then, her friends and colleagues have raved about the current experience: distinctive destinations from beach to city, great hotels and restaurants, ease of travel and the fact that English is widely spoken. And of course, for wine lovers, the Douro Valley. Read on for Napjus' take on this stunning wine, travel and food destination.

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