Port Wine Day celebrations

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 06-09-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments
Port Wine Day celebrations

Port Wine Day, which is to be celebrated on 7, 8 and 10 September, includes the award of the Wine Tourism, Viticulture, Oenology and Revelation prizes and 2017 is to be declared a vintage year.

Organised by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP), based in Peso da Régua, near Vila Real, Port Wine Day was established in 2014 and pays tribute to the wine produced in the Douro, the oldest regulated demarcated region in the world.

It was on 10 September 1756 that the Douro Demarcated Region was created, through the creation of the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro, by the Marques de Pombal.

The 6th edition, which will take place on 7, 8 and 10 September, includes wine tasting, wine dinners, vintage year declaration (2017), sunset parties and award ceremonies, actions that will extend throughout the Douro valley.

The IVDP said in a statement that one of the novelties of the 2019 edition is the attribution of prizes, subordinated to the themes: Wine Tourism, Viticulture, Oenology and Revelation, to projects that stood out in the Douro Demarcated Region.

“The aim of Port Wine Day is to attract wine-lovers, but at the same time all others who still may have not found their passion for wine yet. It will be up to us to guide visitors in an authentic way. With this in mind, we have prepared a series of activities whose impact we want to extend along the Douro valley and its tributaries, from Barqueiros to Barca D’Alva”, said an expert.

The celebrations kick off at the Palácio da Bolsa, in Porto, with the “great vintage Port tasting 2017”, followed by one of the “highlights” of Port Wine Day 2019, namely the vintage year declaration by the Port Wine Brotherhood.


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