Quinta de Ventozelo

Douro Valley, Portugal 


Welcome to a truly authentic vineyard experience in Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley. Set amidst oak woods on the rolling hillside, terraces of vines crawl up the slopes where an abundance of wildlife and tree species await. With spectacular views across the river and beyond, Quinta de Ventozelo presents an idyllic hideaway in one of the country's most stunning destinations.

Key Features

  • 8 charming houses situated on the estate
  • 29 comfortable rooms
  • Restaurant serving Douro cuisine
  • Atmospheric wine bar
  • Swimming pool with panoramic views
  • Experiences include wine tastings, nature trails, walking, birdwatching, and immersive agricultural activities

With over 500 years of history on this single estate, Quinta de Ventozelo is one of the oldest and largest estates in the region with more than 500 hectares of active vines. The estate is now evolving into a new chapter of life, one which highlights agriculture and wine production, whilst introducing its visitors to wine tourism and exceptional hospitality. Situated across wide-ranging altitudes, you will be introduced to a diversity of soils, microclimates and grape varieties which stem from these extraordinary vineyards.

The various buildings peppered throughout the estate were constructed and renovated to respect their surroundings, each boasting modern architecture to complement the original framework. The spacious suites are decorated with traditional features that portray the ancient trade which has existed on the estate for years. From age-old wine storage tanks, to books on wine, the interiors are brimming with thoughtful touches and endearing details, making you feel entirely at home.

You will discover exquisite flavours at Cantina de Ventozelo, the hotel’s first-class restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlighting the authentic, regional cuisine of the Douro, Chef Miguel Castro e Silva has developed a phenomenal gastronomy using ingredients grown on the Quinta estate and throughout the region. Beef tomatoes, figs, beetroots and olive oil are amongst the myriad of fresh produce you will taste. 

Going above and beyond, your time at Quinta de Ventozelo is more than simply a hotel stay. Once a working Portuguese farm, now a tranquil haven with exceptional hospitality, Pelorus can create for you an unforgettable experience which you can approach at your own pace. From lazing in the sun-soaked swimming pool, to exploring the active winery and soaking up the astonishing landscapes, Quinta de Ventozelo has been meticulously designed to whisk you away to a dream-like land where time quite literally slows down.


With high sustainability standards through their 'zero kilometres' concept, this accommodation indicates working with close suppliers and sourcing local ingredients. It adopts a farm-to-table approach to ensure a low ecological impact on the land and the buildings were constructed carefully to avoid disrupting the natural landscape. Ventozelo Visitor Centre also encourages people to learn about the Douro region through its wine tourism project, a true multi-sensory experience.

Why we love it

The hotel will pack you a fantastic picnic, filled with traditional delicacies and paired with their award-winning wine selection. Stroll through the sprawling vineyards, find a secluded spot, and indulge in a feast of top-quality produce with the backdrop of panoramic vistas.

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