The Douro is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Age-old winemaking traditions has shaped the region into a unique, vine-terraced destination dotted with wineries and modern tasting rooms.
The Douro is famous for port wine; however, the region also has a growing reputation for excellent red and white wine. White port is a popular apéritif in Portugal and the Rosé or pink port is mainly used in cocktails.
The renowned wineries in the region propose port wine tastings however, the other popular activities promoted by wineries include picnics in the vineyard, participating in the harvest and in the various stages of winemaking. It is recommended to book these activities in advance.
This region is also notable for its wine museum showcasing old winemaking and vineyard equipment with 19th and early 20th-century photographs of the Douro. In recent times, innovation, investment in technology and modern equipment’s at the vineyard, wineries and cellars are leading to quality output.
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Wine vacation is the perfect way to get immersed in the history and culture of this picturesque region.
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