The Weekend offers the chance to taste more than 100 of Portugal’s best wines, presented by many of The Yeatman’s 73 wine partners, in Portugal’s most exclusive wine event of the year. Top wines – including older vintages and emerging wines – will be showcased in a sophisticated yet festive environment, giving the chance to pamper palates, try some of the delicious Portuguese wines, as well as stock up the cellar prior to the Christmas festivities, since the hotel can easily arrange shipping to the UK.
Over the two days, wine aficionados and gourmands will have the chance to meet the wine makers and experts from the vineyards, who will be on hand leading attendees by the glass through the intriguing and diverse wine regions of Portugal. The event will also be gastronomic, replete with Portuguese cheeses, hams, olive oils, handcrafted chocolates, and various buffet delights prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, Ricardo Costa.
The Yeatman’s award winning wine cellar houses the largest collection of Portuguese wines anywhere in the world, including over 25,000 bottles and more than 1,200 references, 82 of which are available by the glass. A member of Relais & Châteaux, The Yeatman recently won a second annual Best of Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator for its outstanding wine programme.
After taste buds have been satisfied, guests can unwind in the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa with a 20% discount on treatments. Utilising the anti-ageing and antioxidant properties of the vine and grape, therapies such as Red Wine Barrel Baths and Crushed Cabernet Scrubs, among other signature Caudalie treatments, will relax body and mind.
In addition to the exclusive wine and Port event, guests will be at the doorstep of charming Porto. The Yeatman is located amid the historic Port lodges, and is graced with panoramic views over River Douro and Porto’s Old Town. The maze of cobbled streets is home to such gems as the Livraria Lello bookshop and São Francisco Church, providing ample cultural distraction.
Stay at The Yeatman over the Christmas Wine Weekend starting from €240 per night, based on two people sharing in a double room, including breakfast, a 20% discount on treatments at the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa, free entrance to one day of the Christmas Wine Experience and one voucher to discount on all wine purchases above €35 in The Yeatman shop. The programme is valid for a two-night stay over the weekend of 29 November - 1 December 2013.