tuesday photo challenge – yard

Last September did I visit the most beautiful vineyard along River Douro in Pinhão, North of Portugal: Quinta Do Bonfim.

An extremely hot day, but the picnic on the terrace … was still very enjoyable.

Founded by George Warre for Dow’s in 1896, the name of the property derived from Vale do Bomfim, ‘the well-placed valley’, as the area around the village of Pinhão was then known. In 1912, Andrew James Symington became a partner in Dow’s and made Quinta do Bomfim his Douro family home. Since then generations of Symington winemakers have worked the vineyards and enjoyed stays at this beautiful property.

The Symington Family is descended from Andrew James Symington and Beatrice Atkinson who were married in Oporto in 1891. Andrew James arrived as a young man from Scotland in 1882 and was admitted to partnership in the firm of Warre & Co. in 1905 and in 1908 he became the sole owner of Warre & Co. Today run by the 4th and 5th generation.

“Wine is the only artwork you can drink”
Luis Fernando Olaverr

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yard

12 thoughts on “tuesday photo challenge – yard

  1. I can’t believe how long it is since we were up in the Douro, Vivi! I had so many plans to travel and places to see, but we seem to get lost in the everyday. Not that it’s a hardship- we have a great time, but I do need to put some plans in motion. Soon we’re back in the UK for a short child-minding stint 🙂 🙂 And then we have friends coming for 10 days… and so it goes 🙂 Where next for you, and how are the various problems?

    • I think you are keeping yourselves busy … with new adventures every day more or less. *smile You two have always something going on. Just back from Nice and the Carnaval, stunning weather, but the flower parade was cancelled because of the strong wind … and the last two parades because of the coronavirus. Arrived home yesterday … had a fantastic stay any way with fantastic weather and now I’m looking forward to going back to Tbilisi over Easter – I hope we will be able to go. They have only 3 cases of the virus so far in Georgia.

      • It was fabulous for Carnival here too. The weather’s just changed this weekend and we’ve got a little bit of damp stuff. So happy it didn’t affect parades here- so much work goes into them. And this virus is causing more of a rumpus than the storms! 😦 😦 You take good care of yourself! 🙂

      • Yes, the virus … is a bit scary, but we have to be careful with what we touch and how often we wash our hands … and touch our face and eyes. I promise to be careful … that goes for you guys too. *smile

  2. We are trying to get to Portugal this fall Vivi but now this virus thing has us a bit worried. Hoping the arrival of warmer weather is helpful in addressing it. Sigh, it’s always something isn’t it? Loved your post

    • Tina, I think that this virus … will be around for a good while in both and cold weather. It seams it doesn’t care what weather it’s. I really hope that you will visit Portugal – it’s a fantastic country with fantastic people. Thanks for cheering me on. *smile

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