As obras! Work in progress!

I have mentioned over the last year our restoration plans for the quinta that started this summer.  In a somewhat humorous way, I arrived at the quinta in July ready to take photos from across the Douro of our property for our new website’s home page, and low and behold!, impossible to do because the ROOF WAS OFF!

No more roof

We have owned the quinta for 18 years, so it us truly time to restore the main building!   We will have updated public bathrooms, a new office, a new quinta kitchen for our workers and for possible groups, a couple of rooms for accommodation, and a larger living space for us when we come, so we can invite guests without thinking twice (if you know what I mean).   All around we will have an even more charming Quinta do Tedo!  Estimated time of completion: end of 2010.

Here are some photos to show the progress:

Entrance to public bathrooms
Digging away
Please come into our kitchen, a cup of coffee or tea, or better yet, a glass of port?
So was spent our 20th wedding anniversary
Ready for action
Roof is almost back on, "as obras" continue....

Life this summer at Quinta do Tedo was a gritty, dusty, and grimy time, but the future is promising.  Look forward to your next (or first) visit to our quinta to show you the results!  Next blog I will talk about harvest 2010 and hopefully have some great lagar foot treading photos, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone....

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