Quinta Dos Frades wine culture

In 1756, Portugal adopted the world’s first law on the limitation of a cultivation area, the port wine region of Alto Douro on the Douro. The destruction of the cultivated areas by powdery mildew and phylloxera caused the wine production to decline, and by 1930 a reconstruction by numerous wine cooperatives began. The revolution of… Continue reading Quinta Dos Frades wine culture

History of Quinta Dos Frades wine

In mythology, Lusus was the son or companion of the winery, Bacchus (gr. Dionysos). The Roman province of Lusitania, which is identical with parts of today’s Portugal, may have got its name from this mythological figure. Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans brought the vines and winegrowing to Portugal, which was carried on at modest levels during Moorish… Continue reading History of Quinta Dos Frades wine