A Stay at the Winemaker with Maarten van Luyt in Quinta de Alaúde 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.
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 and he has an enormous network of friends, acquaintances and colleagues. This allows Maarten 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.
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 and Maarten will slowly 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, a picknick in the vineyard or 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.