To taste a Port wine or a Douro wine is as tasting the history of the region, where the greatest protagonist has always been the wine. The roots of Douro wines are ancient, having constantly evolved to become this drink that makes any heart blaze.

The first traces that indicate the existence of vines in the region, dates back to the Bronze Age, some three thousand years ago. The importance of wine perpetuated during the passage of the Suevi, Visigoths and Moors. A large number of letters from charters that have been attributed to several villages in the region during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after the birth of the Kingdom of Portugal on October 5, 1143, show the great winemaking vocation of the region.

The first reference to the Port Wine came in 1675. In 1703, Portugal and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Methuen, also referred to as the Treaty of Cloths and Wines. With this treaty, and with great appreciation of these wines by the British, the region saw its production become intensified, trying to meet the high demand.

The Alto Douro Wine Region was the first regulated wine region in the world, having been demarcated between 1757 and 1761, through major landmarks of granite with the word "Feitoria" and the respective date. This region would be extended by D. Maria I (1734-1816) between 1788 and 1793, reaching the Spanish border in 1907, during the government of João Franco (1855-1929).

During the Estado Novo, Casa do Douro, the Grémio dos Exportadores do Vinho do Porto and the Instituto dos Vinhos do Porto e Douro were established. After the totalitarian regime the Associação de Produtores e Engarrafadores de Vinhos do Porto was created in 1986 in order to allow entry of these, through the direct marketing of wine made from the vineyards in Douro and on behalf of their respective producers.

The current landscape of the slopes of the Douro began to be created in the 70s, with the application of new techniques for planting of vines in terraces, with schist walls delimiting each level.

The wines produced in the Douro come a long way, having already won several awards, not only the Port, as well as table wines, which were highlighted in 2010 in the Top 100 of the Wine Enthusiast magazine.