Take a virtual tour of northern Portugal

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Introductory webinar with Simon J Woolf and Ryan Opaz

Tuesday January 16, 2024

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12:00 noon EST

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Event Overview

Join us for an immersive journey into the heart of Northern Portugal with Ryan Opaz and Simon J Woolf, co-authors of the award-winning book Foot Trodden. This free online webinar, open to all, invites you to explore the extraordinary vineyards, varied landscapes and unique wines from the diverse wine regions of the Douro, Dao and Vinho Verde.

During this 30-minute webinar you will:

  • Virtually explore the extraordinary vineyards and varied landscapes of the Douro, Dao, and Vinho Verde wine regions with two experts.

  • Learn about the unique wines that characterize these regions and stories behind them.

  • Gain insider insights into planning a trip to the wine regions of Northern Portugal.

  • Receive an overview of the inaugural WSG educational wine tour to Portugal taking place in April 2024.

  • Interact with Simon and Ryan by asking your questions live during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.


Register Now

This event is free of charge and open to all, however registration is required. 

On the day of the event, you will receive information via email on how to access the live webinar.

This session will be recorded for those who cannot join live. The recording will be shared only with those who have registered for the event.

Meet Your Hosts


Simon J Woolf

Author, Portuguese Wine Expert & Tour Instructor

Simon J Woolf has been a regular visitor to Northern Portugal for over a decade, extolling the values of its varied output to the world through his work as a wine writer and journalist. Simon writes for international wine titles such as Decanter, World of Fine Wine and Noble Rot. He also works as a wine educator, regularly presenting for WSG and also as a judge for the Decanter World Wine Awards. He focuses on winemakers and growers who work organically in the vineyards and with minimal intervention in the cellar. Simon is the award-winning author of two books, Amber Revolution and (with Ryan Opaz) Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines That Time Forgot. Both were New York Times Wine Books of the Year upon publication, and Foot Trodden was shortlisted for a James Beard award.


Ryan Opaz

Author, Portuguese Wine Expert & Tour Manager

Ryan has lived in Portugal since 2012, and runs a successful wine and food tour company in Portugal. Following 15 years of writing about Iberian food, wines, and culture, Ryan's mission is to help his guests discover Portugal’s diverse wines, foods, and landscapes. Ryan knows his adopted homeland inside out, and we are very privileged to benefit from his logistical experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the regions and winemakers that we'll visit. 

Ryan is also co-author and photographer of Foot-Trodden: Portugal and the Wines That Time Forgot, together with Simon J Woolf.

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