Quinta de la Rosa

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Quinta de la Rosa

Post by DRT » 23:48 Mon 28 Apr 2008

Here are a few pictures of Quinta de la Rosa taken during my trip to the Douro in April 2008.

The Quinta incorporates a small hotel and is situated just 2km west of Pinhao on the north bank of the Douro. The rooms are quite basic but are very clean and comfortable and at 85 Euro per night for a double room are quite good value given the convenient location.



The main Quinta buildings as viewed from the south side of the river...

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The young vines sprouting new growth for the 2008 vintage in front of the main house...

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A pipe of 1993 Colheita gifted to a family member to commemorate an important event or birthyear. There are many such pipes in the cellar of this Quinta...

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A spectacular view of Pinhao in the early morning of 21 Apr 2008...

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Anyone who has any information or questions about this Quinta or their wines please feel free to add to this thread.

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Post by AHB » 08:43 Tue 29 Apr 2008

Did you talk to them about their hopes and expectations for 2006 or 2007 vintages?
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Post by DRT » 13:05 Tue 29 Apr 2008

Unfortunately not.
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Post by ac-fast » 15:10 Sun 22 Jun 2008

Nice pics.

My wife and me are planning to visti Qta de la Rosa, in week 39. Just for 2 or 3 days, also Qta do Portal for 2 or 3 days.
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:31 Tue 08 Jun 2010

My wife and I spent 2 days at la Rosa in 2007 and then 4 more in 2008. Wonderful B&B. The patio is absolutely spectacular, and the walk back into Pinhao isn't bad at all.

They also serve dinner, but not every night and only with fairly significant advance warning because they attempt to coordinate everyone's interest into a single evening. The cook is very good, though, so it's worth it to schedule one dinner at the Quinta if you get the chance.
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:42 Tue 08 Jun 2010

Here are a few pictures from our 2007 trip:

The middle of the 3 upstairs rooms
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Another shot of the middle upstairs room, you can see how nice the view is
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The patio overlooking the Douro. Those are grape vines providing the shade. :)
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Post by Axel P » 20:15 Thu 10 Jun 2010

Although I already learned that the tpf-lers are not the sporty types, here is a great pool as well:
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Post by JacobH » 12:13 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Stayed three nights (in the same room as Glen!); lovely location and place to stay. As long as the weather is good a very pleasant and easy walk from Pinhão. In the harvest you can also tread the grapes if you ask in the morning and they are doing them that night.

Dinner was a little disappointing compared to the very good reviews I have heard: rather bland vegetable soup; bacalhau in a white sauce with peas (for fish eaters); and a ramekin filled with stewed apples & pears. You get full bottles of their cheapest white and red table wines (Vale da Clara), and a glass of their (excellent) Ruby Reserve Port. It just didn’t seem to me to be much better than you would get in the small places in the town and it would have been nicer if they had half-bottles of their better wines rather than full bottles of their cheapest.

Breakfast, however, was lovely, with home-made preserves on the terrace overlooking the river.
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Post by mosesbotbol » 18:23 Thu 17 Mar 2011

It's a lovely dramatic view right from the Quinta.
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