Rivus Wine Boat

Since the Dawn of man’s existence in the Douro Valley there are traces of wine production. The microclimate, the xisty soils and the great advantage of the river as a means of transport made this wine famous. Navigation was always the way to carry the precious wine down to Oporto.

Amongst incredible conditions and enormous difficulties the boats sailed by the force of the current, the wind and by the sheer human will.
The Douro became known worldwide, for it’s wines, it’s landscape’s architecture, it’s culture and it’s boats and navigation.
The Rivus Wine Boat establishes a liaison between the wine, the landscape, the culture and the navigation.
The river was tamed by the dams that made it safe and sound to cruise while tasting the wines.
The experiences that Rivus suggests were planned in order to bring all this to you.