Photo by Maria Grant, © 2024.

Photography, Portugal

Where Does Port Wine Come From?

Making Port is hard work

John Dean
Dean’s List
Published in
May 27, 2024

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A picture is worth a thousand words, and fortunately, Maria Grant, a talented photographer and my traveling companion on a trip down Portugal’s Douro River, was ready.

Our tour group was treated to a dinner at the Quinto do Portal, a vineyard in Celeirós, Portugal. The visit required a 30-minute bus ride with multiple switchbacks up a steep road. The bus ride was a bit terrifying, but the vistas more than compensated for the 30 minutes of terror.

Maria’s photograph, taken in the early evening on her iPhone, documents the challenges of viticulture on the steep shale slopes of Celeirós.

The trip was well worth it.

© Copyright 2024, John Dean, all rights reserved. Photograph © Copyright 2024, Maria Grant.

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John Dean
Dean’s List

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