the story of

Douro Valley

The Douro region in Oporto comprises a historical culture that preserves its ancient wine tradition of more than 2000 years.

With the intensification of trade, in the late middle ages, the settlement of the Douro region was accelerated as well as the agricultural and wine production. With the English intervention in the region, Douro vineyards expanded, emerging the most prestigious wine production, geographically located in the North of Portugal.

This wine-growing region of shale and unspeakable beauty comprises the oldest demarcated region in the world for wine production, designing a fortified wine of unique characteristics.

Source of wealth for the Douro region, the Douro River is born in the north of Spain, crosses the North of Portugal and flows 850 km until the ocean, crossing the citys of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Central artery of the whole region, the Douro River is the second largest river of the Iberian Peninsula and a important source of wealth for the region.