The harvest in the Douro Valley is an excellent way to live one of the highest moments to local people – it's time to pick the grapes. You can join a local family and participate in their work. Or you can have an experience in one of the Quintas that provides that programme. Both will share with you their knowledge, joy and food. And after picking the grapes, delight yourself with the local flavours at a lunch with typical Douro food and have a Port Wine tasting in one of these Wine Estates.
Harvesting is a unique and authentic experience where you will get to know the entire production process of the magnificent Douro wines.
In Douro Valley, the grapes are harvested between September and October. The region is visited at this time by many travelers who want to see the grape picking and participate in the cutting and treading of the grapes.
The harvest time is the fruit of a year of work and, for this reason, it is a very important season.
A programme of harvesting is made for those who like outdoor activities and who want to get involved with the passionate landscapes of the Douro Valley. It involves walking through the vineyards that are part of World Heritage listed by Unesco since the year of 2001.
The grape harvesting season in Douro is a time to explore this ancient making-wine tradition but also to discover the Douro valley, a remarkable wine region. With a local family, you will take part in the grape harvesting process: picking the grapes and sending them to a winery.