Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine
Abadía Retuerta LeDOMAINE, an exclusive trip at the heart of history
The Abadía Retuerta estate is located in the heart of the Douro valley, on the bank of which stands the impressive Abbey Santa María de Retuerta dating from the 12th century. The project Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine was born in 1988 with the clear mission of recovering the culture, vineyard and ancestral traditions that surrounded the Abbey, which today has become LeDomaine, one of the most prestigious hotels in the world, part of “Virtuoso”, the largest network of luxury travel services.
The winery, conceived and designed by French oenologist Pascal Delbeck, and consolidated by the current grower of the vineyard and oenologist Ángel Anocíbar, is one of most innovative and technologically advanced in Europe. The winery’s philosophy is based on making wines which reflect the personality of each terroir, which constitutes the essence of our single-vineyard wines (Vinos de Pago). They are made only if the season is of exceptional quality.
The hotel Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, which has been open since March 2012, is an historic gem which was declared, an Asset of Cultural Interest. The hotel has 27 double rooms and 3 suites as well as several lounges and bars, where the client can relax, such as the Chapter Room and the Fireplace Room.
In terms of its gastronomic offer the hotel has three restaurants led by Chef Marc Segarra, one of them Refectorio with one Michelin Star. On the other hand, its Sanctuary & Wellness Center opens up a new perspective to the Spa experience with a pioneering and innovative Oeno therapy concept, and presents the world’s first “Spa Sommelier”.
There are many achievements that Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine has reached nationally and internationally. The recognition of Europa Nostra for the best restoration of a historic building and its first Michelin Star in 2014. In 2017, it was named Hideaway of the Year in the distinguished annual awards of Andrew Harper, as well as Best hotel in Spain and Portugal in the Readers awards ‘Choice of Condé Nast Traveler. Recently, The New York Times has placed it as one of the destinations to be visited in 2018 and has been chosen for the second time Best Hotel in Spain by TripAdvisor. Also note that the prestigious wines of Abadía Retuerta winery are among the 100 best wines in the world.