|UNESCO #1046 - Douro Grapes - PORTUGAL|
Monday, July 15, 2013
Grapes from Alto Douro Wine Region - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #1046
This card shows the treasure that grows on the banks of the Douro river - the grapes for producing Porto wine, delicious to eat and marvelous to drink specially if they came from a vintage production year. The Douro was the first world region with controlled name of origin production (since 1756). Thanks a lot Sofia for this card. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years. Since the 18th century, its main product, port wine, has been world famous for its quality. This long tradition of viticulture has produced a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty that reflects its technological, social and economic evolution.