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  • Segunda - Sexta 9.00H - 18.00H
  • Urbanização Qtª Amarela - Lote 10 R/C 5085-038, Pinhão
  • (+351) 963 934 951

      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.

    This demarked area includes 13 municipalities, which, in addition to the vineyards, provide the cultural and historical context in which the life of this region unfolds. It is an incredibly rich area in terms of architectural heritage, which you will have the opportunity to admire when visiting the region. Amidst of hills, farms and vineyards stand out great manor houses of the eighteenth century, with their imposing facades that reveal the importance of the families that inhabited them. However, talking about the Douro is not just talking about a region. It’s so much more than that … it’s telling all of its history and its people, which end up making it so special. If one truly wants to discover and explore the Douro region, it will be so much more than a simple visit, for it is a breathtaking opportunity to emerge in a unique place with its very own history, culture and people.

    There are several explanations for the origin of the name “Douro”. Legend says that it was common to find small shiny rocks, that ended up being made of gold. There are those who say that the name is due to the muddy color of the waters of the river, as a result of the large quantities of debris that the drags brought down the slopes. Because of that, they were bright yellow, similar to gold. Finally, there are those who maintain that the name derives from the Latin “Durius”, that is to say “Duro”, due to the rough landscapes of the rugged slopes.