Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
With a history spanning over 200 years, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo occupies over 120 ha of land, and has been listed since the first demarcation of the Douro wine region, in 1756, during the Pombaline era.
The original wine cellar that dates back to 1764 and the 19th century manor house with a chapel (1795) are harmoniously integrated into one of the estate's hills.
Owned by the Portuguese Royal Family until 1725, it became a “new estate” when two estates were merged. Several Portuguese families lived in the estate in the 18th and 19th centuries, during an important period in the agriculture of the Douro, and gave life to the vineyards and wine, fruit orchards, water mills built along the stream that runs through the estate and the old olive grove.
Staying in the manor house of Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo enables guests to feel the ambience of a large Portuguese family home, surrounded by the valley’s spectacular scenery along a 1.5 km stretch of the Douro River, in one of the most emblematic zones of the region.
Here the real luxury is the ambience of the manor house, located next to the original winery, built in 1764. It offers a unique setting, defined by the historic vine terraces that span the different buildings, including a small chapel. The sophisticated and welcoming comfort of the communal areas has been carefully designed so that guests feel that they are the main protagonists, offering the ideal place to relax and enjoy life, sample some exquisite wines and calmly enjoy genuinely delicious food in the Terraçu's restaurant that guarantees an excellent service, marked by an attentive and knowledgeable team.