An Hour with Ryan in the Douro
On this one hour virtual tour, your expert guide, knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood, and certified Port Wine educator, Ryan Opaz, will take you on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Douro Valley. For over twenty years, Ryan has not only dedicated himself to wine education but has led customized private tours throughout the Valley. On this exclusive tour, you will delve deep into Portuguese culture, expand your knowledge on Port wine history, and gain a rare insider's perspective on Portuguese wine and food. This tour is highly engaging, interactive, and tackles all the questions you might have prior to visiting Portugal. Times:
  • Wednesdays
    • US West Coast (PST): 1:00pm
    • US East Coast (EST): 4:00pm
    • London BST: 9:00pm


  • 60 minute engaging and informative presentation
  • Maximum of 25 participants
  • Open Q&A after the session, so feel free to linger and share a glass of wine and chat with Ryan
  • Rich stories you can share with your friends and family
  • Expert guide and wine educator
  • 10% discount on ANY direct bookings with Catavino for 2021 or 2022
  • Comprehensive list of wines and resources mentioned during the session



Zoom Meeting




History, Culture and Wine


1 hr

Not what you are looking for?

"(...) Although Ryan has a huge database of facts in his brain, he is also a treasure house of stories. You will discover the “real” Douro and Porto, not the tourist version. Ryan is always greeted like an old friend everywhere you go because he has a vast network of relationships. You will not get a stock tour: you will get an experience tailored to your interests and tastes. Ryan will take you to places you cannot enter as a tourist on your own. The guides in the Quintas and Port Houses learn from Ryan, not the other way around. American? Yes. Portuguese? Yes. Ryan lives in both cultures but is completely a “native” son of Portugal."

George Leonard

Do you want to experience a custom made tour?

If you would like us to customize your next tour to Portugal or Spain, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to set up a call or offer an itinerary that meets to your needs.