The estate wall

Unlike any other Douro Quinta, Vesúvio’s boundaries were marked by a dry-stone wall that encircled the whole property. This wall in the wilderness was built during the years when Phylloxera struck the Douro, almost destroying entirely the region’s economy. Instead of laying-off her employees, she instructed them to build this perimeter wall. This gave work to hundreds of Douro people and has left a remarkable monument to the trials that the region faced during these years. Substantial sections of this wall stand to this day.

The quinta of all quintas – one of the wonders of the world