Molly McCorkle

Quinta da Corte

  • Where:
  • Why:Annual girls getaway.
  • When:June 2019
  • Who:Me + my gal pal.
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Quinta da Corte Welcome to Quinta da Corte...a two hundred year old winery turned boutique B&B.

Welcome to Quinta da Corte...a two hundred year old winery turned boutique B&B.

Quinta da Corte Cute, huh?

Cute, huh?

Quinta da Corte The hotel is made up of only eight perfectly appointed guestrooms. Pro tip: for a bit more privacy, request a room in the adjoining building.

The hotel is made up of only eight perfectly appointed guestrooms. Pro tip: for a bit more privacy, request a room in the adjoining building.

Quinta da Corte I love how European hotels aren't scared of a linen bedding situation.

I love how European hotels aren't scared of a linen bedding situation.

Quinta da Corte And branding them too. Thought about taking these for my friend and queen, Clair.

And branding them too. Thought about taking these for my friend and queen, Clair.

Quinta da Corte The brilliance of Pierre Yovanovitch bringing a comfortable mix of old and new.

The brilliance of Pierre Yovanovitch bringing a comfortable mix of old and new.

Quinta da Corte Burnt orange...an unexpected color choice, but I like.

Burnt orange...an unexpected color choice, but I like.

Quinta da Corte No shortage of cozy spots to make yourself at home in.

No shortage of cozy spots to make yourself at home in.

Quinta da Corte Custom ceramics commissioned for the hotel...they really need a little boutique where you can buy these cuties.

Custom ceramics commissioned for the hotel...they really need a little boutique where you can buy these cuties.

Quinta da Corte Perfection.

Perfection.

Quinta da Corte Poolside essentials emblazoned with the hotel logo. Love a good branded moment.

Poolside essentials emblazoned with the hotel logo. Love a good branded moment.

Quinta da Corte Where the wine flows like water. But the water is pretty good too.

Where the wine flows like water. But the water is pretty good too.

Quinta da Corte Vineyard vines vibes.

Vineyard vines vibes.

Quinta da Corte If we must...

If we must...

Quinta da Corte

Highs & Lows

  • I’ve always admired the work of Pierre Yovanovitch, so the opportunity to stay in one of his masterpieces was a real treat. The interiors are charming without feeling stuffy or over-designed.

  • The views are unparalleled. So much so that we opted to skip exploring the area in favor of hanging by the pool all day to take it all in.

  • This is a working vineyard and you truly feel like you’re nestled amongst the vines - particularly on the stroll to the pool.

  • I’m not a huge fan of Portuguese wines (should’ve figure that out before heading to the wine country) - but not to worry, Quinta da Corte is stocked with french rose’s as well. Check check.

  • The hotel is located at the very tippy top of a mountain so it’s a harrowing journey up (and down). But worth it once you arrive.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Winery turned B&B.

  • Vibe

    A Douro design delicacy.

  • Location

    In Portugal's wine country, the Douro Valley.

  • Rooms

    8

  • Purposeful Practices

    Glass bottles of water by the bed!

  • Music

    Nope. This is the kind of place where a whisper feels more appropriate.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    The ever-so-talented Pierre Yovanovitch.

  • Health & Wellness

    No gym...but a breathtaking infinity pool overlooking the valley.

  • Restaurant

    The restaurant in the main house serves three meals a day...all farm fresh, of course.

  • Bar

    No bar, but wine is available anywhere and everywhere on the property. This is a winery after all.

  • Minibar

    Nope.

  • Pet Friendly

    Nah.

  • Children

    Definitely for the big kids only.

  • Price

    Not too bad!

  • Website

    Visit website

DOC

DOC

Cais da Folgosa, Estrada Nacional 222, 5110-214 Folgosa, Portugal

Quinta da Corte

Quinta da Corte

QUINTA DA CÔRTE - 5120-491 VALENCA DO DOURO - PORTUGAL

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