It is from the Douro Valley, and not from the city of Porto, that the famous Port wine originates. This cooked wine gets its name from the city from which it used to be exported at the time when transportation was mainly by sea. It is made in a traditional way: the grapes are handpicked, the wine is aged in oak barrels and matured in bottles or casks. It is mostly exported to Europe and drank as a before or after-dinner drink.
Port is aged in wine barrels before being bottled© GRAPHICOBSESSION
Take advantage of Porto's many wine-tasting shops and vinyards© Steven Heap / 123RF
Visit a local vinyard in the Douro Valley Region to see the wine cellars© Sergii Figurnyi / 123RF
Aged port is expensive, but worth a try© Andrey Khrobostov / 123RF
Port is stored in barrels before being bottled© GRAPHICOBSESSION