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27 June 2016 News

Quinta do Noval held its first Great Douro Vineyard Run last week. The half marathon, organized in conjunction with the Taylor Fladgate group and the Symington group, featured a strenuous route through 7 of the region’s most famous Quintas: Quinta do Junco, Quinta da Cavadinha, Quinta da Terra Feita, Quinta do Cruzeiro, Quinta do Noval, Quinta do Bomfim, and Quinta da Roêda. Christian Seely wrote a fantastic first-hand account of the event on his blog. Below is an excerpt; click here to read the full post!

“Each of the quintas had the usual expected water stations, with orange slices and bananas, but also small shots of Port wines of various styles from each of the houses. It would have been impolite not to have tried them all, so we did that. I have never read any self help guides on how to become a better runner that mention the beneficial effect of Port wine on long hill runs in the hot sun. But this is perhaps because I have never read any self help books on how to become a better runner. If they do not mention it, I cannot help feeling they are missing something.”