Sunday, 4 October 2020

Alto Douro Wine Region

I love the vineyards in the autumn and I love the Douro valley. So the Douro valley in the autumn is something amazing! We visited this region a few times. Oh! And we also love the Port wine! ;)
It was also in this region, in the city of Sabrosa that we saw a great concert of BB King.

Douro River

Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years. Since the 18th century, its main product, port wine, has been world famous for its quality. This long tradition of viticulture has produced a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty that reflects its technological, social and economic evolution. - in:

Douro River in Peso da Régua

Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real.

Douro River in Peso da Régua

Tourist boats ply the river from this point carrying tourists through the locks of two dams to Régua. The town is also connected to Porto by train; the Douro railway line runs along the banks of the Douro. Until its closure in 2009, the narrow gauge railway of the Corgo line also served the town. - in: wikipedia

Douro and Tedo Rivers in Armamar

This is where Tedo River meets the Douro River

Douro River in Armamar

Despite the great production of wine, Armamar is also known as the capital of the apples.

Valeira Dam

Valeira Dam (Portuguese: Barragem da Valeira) is a concrete gravity dam on the Douro, where the river forms the border line between the districts of Viseu and Bragança. It is located in the municipality São João da Pesqueira, in Viseu District, Portugal. - in: wikipedia

Douro River in Pinhão

Historic Train in Pinhão

The Railway Station of Pinhão is known for its 24 panel of tiles, which depict landscapes of the Douro River and aspects of the vintage. In shades of blue, the tiles by J. Oliveira were ordered to the factory Aleluia, in Aveiro, in 1937.

Douro River in Pinhão

This postcard was sent by Ana "Ninocas"

Pocinho Dam

Pocinho is a village in northern Portugal, located in the Vila Nova de Foz Côa Municipality. The Pocinho Dam and the River Douro are nearby.
Pocinho railway station is the eastern terminus of the Douro railway line; the community developed with the arrival of the railway in 1887. The railway formerly continued eastwards into Spain, but closed in 1988. - in: wikipedia

Alto Douro Vineyards
Douro Region
This postcard was sent by Patricia