The Yeatman

Given its surroundings among the traditional Port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, with each room overlooking the River Douro, it is not at all surprising that luxury hotel The Yeatman should have chosen to devote itself to Portuguese wine when it first opened in 2010.

It’s a focus that has led to the creation to what is arguably the finest, and certainly among the most extensive, collections of Portuguese wine anywhere in the world, the cornerstone of a fine 1,200-bin “Wine Book” that is available to guests throughout their stay.

All of the big names of Portuguese fortified and table wine are represented, as well as the many rising stars of this increasingly revered wine producing nation, from Vinho Verde to Alentejo, from the Dão to Madeira, and, of course, the Douro.

These are joined by a small but impressive selection of peers from the rest of the world, to create a World’s Best Wine Lists three-star list in five-star surroundings.