Wynn Partners with the Douro Boys to Present "Douro Valley Treasure: A Wine Adventure in Portugal"
Wynn Partners with the Douro Boys to Present
"Douro Valley Treasure: A Wine Adventure in Portugal"
Once-in-a-lifetime 20th Anniversary wine event at Wynn Macau
reveals limited-edition blended Portuguese wines ahead of worldwide release
Macau, May 23, 2023 — Wynn is pleased to once again welcome Portugal's top wine producers, collectively known as the Douro Boys, back to Wynn Macau from June 1 to 3. The world-renowned Douro Boys are a group of five Portuguese wine producers – Quinta do Vallado, Niepoort, Quinta do Crasto, Van Zellers & Co. and Quinta do Vale Meão – from the Douro Valley. This year's "Douro Valley Treasure: A Wine Adventure in Portugal" event at Wynn Macau is a true celebration, as it marks the 20th Anniversary of the Douro Boys. Wynn Macau is the first resort destination in the world to reveal two limited-edition blended wines from Portugal – the "Douro Boys Very Old Tawny Port 2023" (only 950 bottles worldwide) and the "Douro Boys Anniversary Cuvée Tinto 2021 Douro DOC" (just 1,350 magnums worldwide). These two blends, which were created from an equal contribution by the five Douro Boys wineries, will not be officially released until September this year. This once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive reveal in Macau takes guests on an exciting discovery of wines from the Douro Valley for the very first time.
Guests of the three-day event will have the opportunity to participate in three engaging wine masterclass sessions with walkaround tastings and a gala dinner, where they can learn all about the colorful and rich history of the wines from the Douro Boys themselves and dine on beautifully crafted dishes prepared by Executive Chef Helder Sequeira Amaral of SW Steakhouse at Wynn Palace and Celebrity Chef, master of Macanese and Portuguese cuisine – Chef Raymond Vong.
Through this collaboration with Portugal's leading wine producers, Wynn aims to play a role in bridging Macau with Portugal, and promoting Macau's unique position as a "Commercial and Trade Cooperation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries". By proactively organizing culinary events such as these, Wynn also hopes to create a cooperation and exchange platform for Chinese and Portuguese food and beverage industries, while also further promoting Macau's reputation as a UNESCO-designated "Creative City of Gastronomy".
"Douro Valley Treasure: A Wine Adventure in Portugal" Gala Dinner
Executive Chef Helder Sequeira Amaral of SW Steakhouse at Wynn Palace and Celebrity Chef Raymond Vong are partnering together to present five extraordinary dishes and each dish will be paired with premium Douro Boys wines. Guests will have the chance to personally meet and interact with the managers and representatives of the Douro Boys, while also tasting the limited edition wines which will not be officially released to the world until September. The dinner will feature the finest private wines from the Douro Boys' five wineries including the "Douro Boys Very Old Tawny Port 2023", which has been carefully crafted from seven different wines that date as far back as the 1860s, and the exclusive "Douro Boys Anniversary Cuvée Tinto 2021 Douro DOC" 20th Anniversary celebration edition. Guests will also be able to sample a variety of top-quality Douro Boys wines that have been shipped directly from Portugal to Macau, at a dedicated wine station during the dinner event.
Date & Time: June 2 (Friday) 7:00 pm
Venue: Wynn Macau
Price: MOP 1,588 per person (subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax)
For enquiries and reservations, please call (853) 8986 3663.
Masterclass 1 – The Luxury of Time
The Alto Douro Wine Region is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its exceptional wines. Port wine is the historical gem of Douro and is famous for its aging potential. "The Luxury of Time" masterclass will focus on the remarkable aging potential of port wine, as well as the different techniques and styles of port. During this session, the Douro Boys will introduce young and old port wines, including the 1888 vintage port wine, which has an incredible history of over 135 years.
Date & Time: June 1 (Thursday) from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue: Wynn Macau Grand Ballroom
Masterclass 2 – The 20th Anniversary of the Douro Boys
Over the past two decades, the Douro Boys have been the most influential and revolutionary group of top wineries in Portugal to put dry Portuguese wines on the world wine map. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Douro Boys, this masterclass gives wine lovers the opportunity to review and taste a collection of classic wines produced by the Douro Boys throughout the past 20 years. Attendees will also learn about the evolution of aging techniques, discover the characteristics of the Douro terroir and the aging potential of dry wines.
Date & Time: June 2 (Friday) from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue: Wynn Macau Meeting Room
Masterclass 3 – The Future of Douro Wine (Forum)
At this masterclass forum, industry professionals will ask the Douro Boys to share their vision about the future of wines from the Douro Valley. The forum gives attendees a rare opportunity to come face-to-face with the Douro Boys themselves and gain exclusive insight into the future of Portugal's leading wines. During this interactive master class, the Douro Boys will also share innovative ideas and new concepts in wine-making with participants.
Date & Time: June 3 (Saturday) from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue: Wynn Macau Grand Ballroom
"Douro Valley Treasure: A Wine Adventure in Portugal" Walkaround Tasting Event
This walkaround tasting event brings together the world-renowned Douro Boys, a group of five wine producers – Quinta do Vallado, Niepoort, Quinta do Crasto, Van Zellers & Co. and Quinta do Vale Meão. More than 38 of the finest wines from the Douro Boys collection have been selected for this event, where participants can taste each wine and discover the very best of Portuguese wines.
Date & Time: June 1 (Thursday) to June 3 (Saturday) from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue: Wynn Macau Grand Ballroom
For enquiries about the "Douro Valley Treasure: A Wine Adventure in Portugal" event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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