The Douro is one of the richest Portuguese regions in terms of grape varieties, having hundreds of unique selections and a large area of old vineyards. Within the range of red varieties cultivated in Douro, the Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional are selected for their excellence as being the best for Port Wine production. As for the white varieties, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Moscatel, Rabigato and Viosinho also stand out. Regarding the Moscatel wine production, the Moscatel Galego is the grape variety chosen.
It is in Douro that the most well known national wine is grown, the Port Wine, occupying a prominent place as one the great iconic wines in the world. The Douro still wines, especially in the last decades, have also gained great importance and international recognition.