Wine Education in Porto and North Portugal
The wine production and the culture in this field are known today as a highly technological and growing science which depends on the continuous exchanges between academics, universities and wine producers.
From the choice of the soils, the grapes harvesting, the production, the ageing and the bottling of the wines, viticulture and oenology assume today a major role in the development of wine economy in the North of Portugal.
A Region promoting Competitiveness
Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities. The city was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical center is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
Porto and the North of Portugal: One Region, Two Wines
The Vinho Verde Wine Region
The highlights of the many tourist attractions are those classified by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. In 1996, the historical old section of the city of Porto, delineated by the medieval market town, was the first to receive this award due to the well-preserved one thousand year-old cultural and commercial buildings.
Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, located in the northwest of the country and set by the shores of the Douro River, also one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations. Porto’s Historical Center is a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1996.