Go green not with envy but with environmental consciousness at this Six Senses Douro Valley property that presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking vine covered rolling hills and a river.
The Six Senses property has protected a four-hectare woodland with old growth trees. A farm to table approach is followed with their organic garden feeding most of the dishes that get cooked in their kitchen. Select and exclusive accommodation is in the form of eight generously sized rooms with views of the vineyard. Their cuisine and wines are light and fresh, completely in keeping with their surroundings. For the wine connoisseur, there are plenty of activities that are planned, especially during the grape picking season. Comprehensive wine certificate programmes and visits to nearby historic wineries to meet winemakers and see the production process and sample the wines is a rare experience.