Hacienda Zorita· Natural Reserve
A UNIQUE VINEYARD IN ARRIBES DEL DUERO NATURAL PARK
Here we are isolated from the rest of the world in the Arribes de Duero Natural Park which is Europe’s largest protected area and it stretches across two countries. We Spaniards call this the Arribes and Duero, whereas our Portuguese neighbours across the river prefer to call it Douro and their side, Parque Natural do Douro Internacional.
Here we planted a 70ha vineyard, with a mix of local Tempranillo grapes and international grape varieties. World famous viticulturist Prof. Richard Smart advised us to focus our efforts on Syrah as he detected it would be the grape best adapted to this specific microclimate... and he hit the nail on the head!
THE DUERO CANYON
Following Miguel Unamuno footsteps and without any certainty of what we would find, we discovered this hidden secret in the Duero Valley.
100 years previously he wrote about the natural beauty of the 600-meter high granite canyon walls 600-meter high. You can sail along these walls on the Duero river overlooking vineyards and olive groves... t comes to us as no surprise that the few endangered black storks left in Europe can still be found here, in this protected reserve and natural border between Spain and Portugal. It is a truly unspoiled patch of nature.
OUR PRIVATE VILLAS
Come and live the dream surrounded by 70 hectares of vineyards. Two 5-bedroom villas, with all the luxuries you deserve and the activities you want for your next getaway. Remote yet accessible are the key words here.
“This is not for everybody. Just for those who already find luxury hotels and beach resorts a bit tiresome and are ready to run the extra mile to get the one thing only a few privileged can afford: privacy.
I’m happy to arrange everything necessary for your stay previous to your arrival. A private butler will be on site throughout your entire stay just in case you forgot to organise something or to satisfy any of your last minute cravings. Exclusivity, simplicity and passion for detail are true luxuries and we promise you’ll find them here... nothing more, nothing less!”