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Douro

Portugal
Top Subregions: PortoDouroCima CorgoDuriense

Region Description

The Douro Valley in Portugal is one of the oldest and most iconic wine regions in the world. Located in the north of the country, the region is renowned for its stunning scenery and its production of world-class fortified wines. The Douro Valley was first demarcated in 1756 and originally applied only to port production. It was extended to include table wine in 1979, with the first glimmer of the region’s potential for non-fortified still red wines appearing when port shippers Casa Ferreirinha launched Barca Velha in 1952. The focus on table wines did not take hold until the 1990’s, following Portugal’s accession to the EU.

Beautiful landscape of Douro wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

The Douro Valley is best known for its production of fortified wines, such as Port and Madeira. The region is also home to 100-plus approved indigenous varieties of red and white grape varieties, including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Franca. The wines of the Douro are typically full-bodied and robust, with intense fruit flavors and a long finish.

Notable Producers

The Douro Valley is home to some of the most famous wine producers in Portugal, including Quinta do Noval, Quinta do Vesuvio, and Quinta do Crasto. These producers are renowned for their production of world-class fortified wines, as well as their red and white table wines.

Fun Fact about Douro
The Douro Valley is the world’s largest mountain vineyard, with over 250,000 ha of land, 45,203 ha of which is under vine.

Top Wines from Douro

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W. & J. Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

W. & J. Graham's

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W. & J. Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a premium fortified wine that boasts a rich and complex flavor profile. Produced by one of the most renowned port houses in the Douro Valley, this wine is made from a blend of high-quality grapes grown in the region's finest vineyards. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for a decade, resulting in a smooth and mellow taste with notes of caramel, nuts, and dried fruits. This tawny port is perfect for sipping after dinner or pairing with desserts, making it a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro

Casa Ferreirinha

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3.8
Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Douro region in Portugal. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine is a true representation of the region's rich winemaking heritage. The vineyards, nestled in the rugged terrain of the Douro Valley, benefit from the unique microclimate and diverse soil types, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process combines traditional methods with modern techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances tradition and innovation. Papa Figos Douro is known for its elegant style, with vibrant fruit flavors, well-integrated tannins, and a long, satisfying finish. It is a wine that truly captures the essence of the Douro region.
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$35.99
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Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Taylor's

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4.3
Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a premium fortified wine produced by Taylor's, a renowned winery in the Douro Valley of Portugal. The wine is made from a blend of high-quality grapes grown in the region's steep terraced vineyards, which benefit from the unique microclimate and soil conditions. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with a rich amber color and a bouquet of dried fruits, nuts, and spices. The wine has a smooth and velvety texture, with a balanced sweetness and acidity, making it a perfect accompaniment to desserts or cheese. Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a true masterpiece of Portuguese winemaking, showcasing the region's rich history and traditions.
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$22.33
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W. & J. Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port

W. & J. Graham's

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4.4
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4.8
W. & J. Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port boasts a rich and complex flavor profile. This wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the region's finest vineyards. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for an averge of two decades before blending, resulting in a smooth and mellow taste with notes of caramel, nuts, and dried fruit. This tawny port is perfect for sipping after dinner or pairing with desserts, making it a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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$30.74
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W. & J. Graham's Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port

W. & J. Graham's

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3.9
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W. & J. Graham's Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port is a delightful fortified wine that showcases the expertise of the renowned Graham's winery. Crafted in the Douro Valley, Portugal, this wine is made from a selection of the finest grapes grown in the region's vineyards. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including fermentation in granite lagares and aging in oak barrels. The result is a rich and full-bodied ruby port with luscious flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and spice. With its smooth and velvety texture, Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port is perfect for savoring on its own or pairing with desserts and cheeses.
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$12.65
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