Another view of the winery:
Some extra information:
Quinta do Passadouro is owned by the Belgian entrepeneur Dieter Bohrmann. Jorge Borges is the winemaker. He worked as winemaker for Niepoort until 2003. When the ties were broken between Niepoort and Passadouro, he became winemaker for Passadouro. He also makes Pintas from his own vineyard (also in Vale de Mendiz) together with his wife Sandra Tavares.
Because all the Passadouro stocks were owned by Niepoort, there is a gap in the port production between 2000 and 2005 (the 2001 VP probably ended up in the Niepoort LBV and the 2003 VP ended up being Niepoort Secundum), but table wines have been produced every year. The regular Quinta do Passadouro red is a very pleasant wine, that usually drinks best beween 3-6 years after production. The Reserva (made since 2003) is a top Douro that can compete with the best. Nowadays a easy-going red is produced as well, called Passa. Fruitforward and pleasant.
The Quinta produces a Ruby port, unfiltered LBV and Vintage. The Ruby is very good value for money and the LBV is very serious with good ageing potential. The Vintage Ports are usually medium bodied and quite soft, ageing perhaps a bit faster than the big boys. In quality, it can be compared to Quinta do Crasto.
A good quality olive oil is also made from the groves at the quinta.
The quinta also has a cosy guesthouse with six rooms.