Alto Douro Wine Region
The Alto Douro Wine Region is an area that best represents the vast landscape that characterizes the Douro Region, the oldest regulated wine-growing region of the world. The cultural landscape of the Alto Douro combines the monumental nature of the Douro River Valley, made up of steep slopes and poor and rough soils, with the continuous and ancestor human action, adjusting the space to the region Mediterranean agriculture needs.
The Douro Valley is primarily the river, the vineyards, the magnificent scenery and ancient history. Successive waves of peoples, cultures and different beliefs, populated this region of hot and dry climate, nestled to the foot of the Serra do Marão and Montemuro. A masterpiece of nature and human effort.