Douro Wine

This region, named for the river, is best known for its reds that are specially selected to go into Port. However, excellent still wines have also emerged from this region. It runs from the Spanish-Portugal border up along the Douro to the town of Porto. Production dates back to Roman times, when monks planted vines on the steep slopes.

The turning point in its history came in 1703 with the Treaty of Methuen (Methwen) when England and Portugal worked out a discounted exchange rate for wine to England and textiles to Portugal. English wine importers then began to classify Port and the area was divided into three sections: 
 
*Baixo Corgo, the coolest and wettest, with the fewest grapes grown specifically for Port.
*Cima Corgo, the higher region surrounding the town of Pinhao. This is the heart and soul of the Douro and the main Port quintas are situated here. This is where most of the higher quality tawny, late bottle vintage and vintage Ports are produced. 
*Douro Superior, the Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Douro View all

  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

  • Tinta Barroca

  • Roriz

    The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as T...

  • Touriga Franca

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Touriga Franca (or Touriga Francesa) is one of the major grape varieties used t...

Subregions of Douro

  • Porto

    Porto (or Oporto, or Port) is Portugal’s second largest city, located at the mouth of the Douro...

Popular Wineries in Douro View all

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

    Barros Porto is recognized and appreciated all over the world. A great deal of its high awareness...

  • Taylor's Port

    There is more to drinking port than formal dining and long speeches. In fact, Taylor's can offer ...

  • Delaforce Port Vinhos S.A.

    The Delaforces are an old family of Huguenot origin which can trace its history back over 700 yea...

  • Calèm

    Porto Cálem is one of the highest awareness Port Wine brands, among more than 40 others. Almost a...

  • Manoel D. Pocas Junior Vinhos

    The success attained with the Coroa D'ouro and our rising expertise in the production of Douro wi...

  • Porto Cruz

      Porto Cruz is one of the most recognized brands of Port, produced in the Douro Valley of P...

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Douro on Snooth

  • W & J Graham's Lbv Late Bottled Vintage Port 2001

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    Wine review by Audiovore


  • Dow Vintage Port 1983

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    Some good fruit sweet with hints of leather. Elegant but we thought that it aged too fast due to the storage conditions. Read More

    Wine review by MReff


  • Quinta Do Vale Meão Red Blend Douro Meandro 2006

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    Wine review by nhersh


  • Cockburn Porto Special Reserve 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Fullchaos


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2000

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    Deep purple color that was non-translucent. Strong berry nose and a jammy taste with hints of currant and berry. Medium tannins with a sweetness that lingers. Flavors fills your mouth and stays. Medium to heavy bodied port that was almost chewy in texture. Very good for the price and vintage! Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Fonseca Bin 27 Porto 2013

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    sweet intense wine great after dinner with dessert or as dessert Read More

    Wine review by Qubican


  • Noval Tinto Douro Red Portugal Douro 2003

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    Coming from a legendary port house, and using the same variatals, this red table wine should not be overshadowed by its fortified older sibling. Noval ports are known for their power and density, and this red table wine effort shows off its ripe fruit with finesse. Juicey fruit flavors mingle with herbacious spiciness that is soaked into the dee... Read More

    Wine review by warnersj


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2000

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    Deep and very rich with raisin and black currant notes. Dessert wine sweetness is offset by medium tannins. Not as good as a nice, aged vintage port but still quite a bit of fun and without the 20 year wait. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Warre Porto Otima 10 Year Old Tawny NV

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    This was amazing! almonds, walnuts, and other nuts are easily in the nose and mouth but not overwhelming. It exudes that port like sweetness that i love and definitely has dried fruits in there. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Quinta de Roriz Red Blend Douro Reserva 2002

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    Wine review by jazzmanATB


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