The Douro region received it’s first demarcation in 1756, by the hands of Marquês de Pombal, acquiring trough the years a prominet place among the regions. Considered one of the greatest and beautiful wine-producing sceneries, Douro presents itself as a giant amphitheater of schist and grapevines, one of the most prolific wine producng regions in Potugal. In such a scenery shaped by human’s labor, only the best and most fascinanting wines of earth could be born.
The oldest demarcated wine region in the world, is also a landscape of rare beauty and of an undeniable historical importance. As such, it was considerede by Unesco as World Heritage in 2001.
Of the classified are 13 municipalities, which, other than vineyards, provide the cultural and historical context in whcih the life of this region unfolds. It is an area rich in architectonic heritage, that you’ll have the oportunity to admire when visiting the region.
In the midst of hills, country states and vineyards, large manors from the XVIII century stand out, and their majestic fronts demonstrate the importance of the families that inhabited them.
Douro, is a wine region of an indiscribable beauty.