Port Wine & The Douro Region
Established in 1756, the port wine producing Douro region is the third oldest protected wine region in the world after the Tokaj-Hegyalja region in Hungary, established in 1730, and Chianti, in 1716. Its unique climate and soil is one of the secrets behind its one of a kind flavour.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Porto The City That Gave Portugal Its Name
Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European cities, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name Portugal, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the name of the city is spelled with a definite article as o Porto in English the port. Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as Oporto in modern literature and by many speakers.
WHAT TO PACK
From October Onwards
If you come and visit us during Autumn or Winter be sure not to forget an umbrella when you pack and also, bring a warm sweater as Porto can be very windy and humid during winter season.