Douro Region

The demarcated Douro port and DOC wine region is found in Northen Portugal, inland from Porto.  It extends along the Douro River and its tributaries up to Barca d’Alva and bordering the districts of Vila Real, Bragança, Guarda and Viseu.  A little further inland into Spain you find the famous Ribeira de Duero wine area.  The mountain ranges of the Marão, Alvão and Montemuro protect the region from the Atlantic influences.