A get-together welcome drink will take place for all registered participants on Wednesday, September 20th, at the conference venue at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and will feature a selection of snacks, soft drinks, Douro wines and Port Wine cocktails, with live music. This welcome reception is included in all registration types.
Winery Tour and Congress Dinner
On Thursday September 21st, a winery tour (by bus) and congress dinner is planned at an extra cost of 38 € (early-bird registration) or 50 € (late registration) per person (accompanying persons can also participate).
Departing from the conference venue at 17:00 H, by bus, the winery tour will take place at Favaios, located in the heart of the Douro Demarcated Region, at one of the highest points of the Douro Valley. Close this village, in Quinta da Avessada (https://enotecadouro.com), the participants will have the chance to enjoy the amazing views over the vineyards while tasting Port and Moscatel Wines, and spend some leisure time in the gardens while chatting with colleagues and gazing at the sunset. The participants will also have the opportunity to hear a short lecture about the entire traditional winemaking process of the Porto and Moscatel Wines in a guided tour to their wine cellars. In the end, it is reserved a Douro traditional dinner, accompanied by stories and live music.
Please note, the conference dinner needs to be booked during the registration process (the price includes the bus transfer).