The History – The Yeatman Hotel

Infinity pool over the Douro River

Many of the oldest Port firms were founded by British merchant families and are owned by their successors to this day.

The Yeatmans, who entered the Port trade in 1838, were among the most distinguished and enterprising of the Port families. Their descendants maintain this tradition as owners of three of the most famous Port companies.

In the mid-1990’s the family opened the first world class hotel in the Douro Valley, a Relais & Châteaux property which helped establish this beautiful region as a destination for luxury wine tourism.

In 2006 the opportunity arose for another high profile project, a landmark luxury hotel in a stunning location overlooking the historic centre of Oporto. Named The Yeatman, in celebration of the family’s historic link with the city, it draws on its owners’ expertise in both fine wine production and luxury hotel management to become one of the world’s leading wine hotels.

Opened  since August 2010, it became Porto’s address of choice, the hotel which defines the city.

 

 

 

Wine Hotel

The Hotel’s Wine Cellar

The cellars of The Yeatman house one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines.

The hotel has established partnerships with many of Portugal’s finest wine producers who actively participate in The Yeatman’s program of tastings, seminars and wine dinners. These partner wineries also sponsor individual rooms and suites. Intriguing pictures and objects provide insights into each winery’s unique history and environment and add a discreet individual accent to each guest room.

Complementing The Yeatman’s own wine activities, visits can be arranged to leading vineyards and estates in the Douro Valley, Minho, Dão and Bairrada wine regions, all easily accessible by road.

The wine theme extends to Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa with its exclusive skincare products and therapies using extracts from the vine.

Guests are able to discuss Portuguese wines with the hotel’s knowledgeable and friendly experts who are on hand to guide guests in their discovery of Portugal’s diverse and individual wine regions, with their unique traditions and wealth of different styles.