Stay at the Winemaker

Stay at the Winemaker

Come and stay at the private house of winemaker Maarten van Luyt in Quinta de Alaúde. This is the perfect way to really get to know the beautiful Douro Valley. At arrival you will be stunned by the exceptional breathtaking views from Quinta de Alaúde over the Douro Valley.

Hospitality of a real winemaker

Here you can enjoy the hospitality of a real winemaker who arrived from the Netherlands more than 15 years ago and who has lived and worked in the Douro since. Maarten knows the Douro Valley area like the back of his hand. He has an enormous network of friends, acquaintances and colleagues. This allows him to ensure that you do not miss any of the interesting activities during your stay in the Douro. Maarten will often bring you to the right place at the right time.

A great experience!

Maarten is a fantastic winemaker. He is inspiring and very educational when he talks passionately about wine and port, about the vineyards, about the production process, the techniques and his worldwide experiences as a winemaker. He is incredibly friendly and full of stories and anecdotes. In a playful way you will learn everything there is to know about the way in which ports and wines are made in the Douro. Slowly Maarten will immerse you in the delicious and friendly atmosphere of the Douro.

There are countless interesting activities to experience from Quinta de Alaúde, under the inspiring leadership of Maarten. Sign up for a wine tasting at one of region’s many wine estates. Take a boat trip on the Douro River or a picknick in the vineyard. Visit the Douro Museum. The possibilities are endless. Your Stay at the Winemaker ensures an unforgettable time in the Douro and great memories afterwards. For sure you will soon want to come back after your first visit.

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The air conditioned 2-persons bedroom Colheita offers an amazing floor-to-ceiling view over the Douro Valley, so you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset perfectly. Colheita has a TV, minibar and an en-suite bathroom in modern Portuguese style, with private shower, toilet and hairdryer. Free WiFi.


The air-conditioned 3-4 persons bedroom Reserva offers an amazing floor-to-ceiling view over the Douro Valley so you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset perfectly. Reserva has the same features as Colheita. In addition, Reserva has an en-suite room with a single bed, where an extra bed can be added if necessary. Of course there is free WiFi available.



Activities Time 1 pers 2-3 pers 4-6 pers
1 Guided tour in the winery 45 min € 25,00 € 20,00 € 15,00
2 Guided tour in the vineyard 45 min € 25,00 € 20,00 € 15,00
3 LUYT wines tasting 30 min € 25,00 € 20,00 € 15,00
4 LUYT wines + port tasting 1,5 hrs € 40,00 € 35,00 € 30,00
5 Combination 1,2 1,5 hrs € 40,00 € 30,00 € 25,00
6 Combination 1,2,3 2,25 hrs € 60,00 € 50,00 € 40,00
7 Combination 1,2,4 3 hrs € 75,00 € 60,00 € 50,00
8 Picknick lunch in the vineyard € 35,00 € 30,00 € 25,00
9 Picknick lunch in the vineyard, incl. LUYT wine € 50,00 € 40,00 € 35,00
10 BBQ incl. water/soda’s € 45,00 € 35,00 € 30,00
11 BBQ incl. LUYT wine € 55,00 € 45,00 € 40,00
12 “Winemaker for one day” 2 hrs € 95,00 € 65,00 € 55,00
13 “Douro Experience” 5 hrs € 175,00 € 90,00 € 70,00
14 “Douro Experience” 3,5 hrs € 140,00 € 72,00 € 56,00
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