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Alto Douro Wine Region

Alto Douro Wine Region: The beautiful landscape of the Alto douro is located along the Douro River in Portugal. Wine has been produced in the Alto Douro Wine Region for more than two thousand years. The long tradition of viticulture has produced a landscape of extraordinary beauty. Terraced vineyards are common in the Alto Douro Wine Region. Since the 18th century, the main product of the Alto Douro is the famous port wine. The Alto Douro Wine Region is the third oldest protected wine region in the world, after the Tokaj Wine Region in Hungary and the Chianti area in the Tuscany wine region in Italy. The port wine became an important part of the Portuguese trade with Great Britain. Traditional 'Rabelo' boats were used to transport the wine barrels from the Alto Douro Wine Region down the Douro River to the city of Porto. Nowadays, road tanker trucks are used to transport the port wine. The Alto Douro Wine Region consists of terraced vineyards, wine-producing farms, known as quintas, and numerous villages, such as Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the Côa Valley, famous for its Prehistoric Rock Art. The Alto Douro Wine Region is an UNESCO World Heritage where people live and work. The Alto Douro Wine Region gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

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Alto Douro Wine Region - The breathtaking landscape of the Alto Douro Wine Region is situated along the Douro River in Portugal. The Alto Douro Wine Region is...

The breathtaking landscape of the Alto Douro Wine Region is situated along the Douro River in Portugal. The Alto Douro Wine Region is famous for its port wine. The earliest known mention of the port wine dates from 1675, the Alto Douro is one of the oldest protected wine regions in the world. The Alto Douro Wine Region was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  1. Alto Douro Wine Region - The breathtaking landscape of the Alto Douro Wine Region is situated along the Douro River in Portugal. The Alto Douro Wine Region is...

    The breathtaking landscape of the Alto Douro Wine Region is situated along the Douro River in Portugal. The Alto Douro Wine Region is famous for its port wine. The earliest known mention of the port wine dates from 1675, the Alto Douro is one of the oldest protected wine regions in the world. The Alto Douro Wine Region was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  2. Alto Douro Wine Region - The terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro Wine Region are situated along the river Douro and its tributaries....

    The terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro Wine Region are situated along the river Douro and its tributaries. The astonishing landscape of the Alto Douro Wine Region was shaped by nature and human activities. The Alto Douro has been producing wine for almost two thousand years. The Alto Douro Wine Region was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.

  3. Alto Douro Wine Region - Alto Douro Wine Region: A quinta surrounded by the terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro. In Portuguese, a quinta is a wine producing estate. The...

    Alto Douro Wine Region: A quinta surrounded by the terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro. In Portuguese, a quinta is a wine producing estate. The Alto Douro is almost exclusively dedicated to producing port wine. The Alto Douro is one of the oldest protected wine regions in the world. The Alto Douro Wine Region was demarcated between 1757 and 1761.

  4. Alto Douro Wine Region - Alto Douro Wine Region: The unique terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro in early spring. Since the 18th century, the main product of the Alto...

    Alto Douro Wine Region: The unique terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro in early spring. Since the 18th century, the main product of the Alto Douro Wine Region is the famous port wine. The long tradition of viticulture has produced a landscape of outstanding beauty. The Alto Douro is a good example of a traditional wine-producing region. 

  5. Alto Douro Wine Region - Alto Douro Wine Region: The terraced vineyards and a quinta, a wine-producing farm. There are also fig and olive orchards in the Alto Douro...

    Alto Douro Wine Region: The terraced vineyards and a quinta, a wine-producing farm. There are also fig and olive orchards in the Alto Douro Wine Region. The Alto Douro is also famous for its almond, cherry, chestnut and orange trees. One of the most striking sights is the blossoming of the almond trees in early spring.

  6. Alto Douro Wine Region - Alto Douro Wine Region: The landscape of the Alto douro is situated along the River Douro and its tributaries, the landscape consists of terraced...

    Alto Douro Wine Region: The landscape of the Alto douro is situated along the River Douro and its tributaries, the landscape consists of terraced vineyards, wine-producing estates and many villages and towns, such as Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the valley of the Côa River, a tributary of the Douro River. The Côa Valley is famous for its impressive Prehistoric rock art.

  7. Alto Douro Wine Region - The traditional Rabelo boats were used to transport the wine barrels from the Alto Douro Wine Region down the river Douro to the city of...

    The traditional Rabelo boats were used to transport the wine barrels from the Alto Douro Wine Region down the river Douro to the city of Porto, situated in the western part of Portugal. The traditional wooden Rabelo boats were used for centuries, they were replaced by the railway in the 19th century. Nowadays, road tanker trucks are used to transport the wine.

  8. Alto Douro Wine Region - The unique scenery of the Douro Valley. Wine has been produced in the Alto Douro Wine Region for almost 2000 years. The long tradition of...

    The unique scenery of the Douro Valley. Wine has been produced in the Alto Douro Wine Region for almost 2000 years. The long tradition of viticulture has produced a landscape of outstanding beauty. Since the 18th century the main product of the Alto Douro is the famous port wine. The Alto Douro is an UNESCO World Heritage in the category cultural landscape.

  9. Alto Douro Wine Region - Alto Douro Wine Region: Port wine became very popular in England. After 1703, merchants from England were allowed to establish port wine...

    Alto Douro Wine Region: Port wine became very popular in England. After 1703, merchants from England were allowed to establish port wine lodges in the Portuguese city of Porto, this explains the English names of the numerous port houses in Vila Nova de Gaia, a wine district in the city of Porto. The Alto Douro is an UNESCO World Heritage Site where people live and work.

  10. Alto Douro Wine Region - Alto Douro Wine Region: Terraced vineyards surround a quinta, a Portuguese wine-producing farm. On the steep and rocky slopes vines have been...

    Alto Douro Wine Region: Terraced vineyards surround a quinta, a Portuguese wine-producing farm. On the steep and rocky slopes vines have been grown since Roman times. The cultural landscape of the Alto Douro is an excellent example of a traditional European wine producing region. The demarcated region of the Alto Douro covers more than 26 million hectares.