The Douro is a Portuguese wine region of indescribable beauty. The Douro region obtained its first demarcation status in 1756, from Marquês of Pombal, acquiring later on, over the years, a prominent position among the regions. Considered one of the most magnificent and beautiful wine-producing landscapes in the world, the Douro presents itself as a giant amphitheater of shales and vines and one of the most prolific wine producing regions in Portugal. Only in such a scenario, molded by the sheer strength of human labor, could one of the best and most fascinating wines of all earth be created.
The oldest demarcated wine region in the world is a landscape of rare beauty and of undeniable historical importance, which culminated in the UNESCO nomination as a World Heritage Site in 2001. This title is a tribute to the combined work of Man and Nature, as a synergy that illustrates the universal value of the active role of a culture and landscape of excellence.