In the Douro wine region, which bank of the Douro river produces more wine?



Yesteday, while I was in an event, which I’ll cover latter here in our blog, I was asked which of the Douro banks makes more wine, the north/right or the south/left. I don’t know the answer but I will do some research to find out. What is your felling? In one week I’ll post the correct answer.

Oscar

Note from Dec 20th 2010: the correct answer is right/north bank. Although the voting was divided, the north bank produces around 60% of the total wine made in the region. Figures in liters in this order – Port Wine (before fortification); still wine; total wine

Right/north bank:

Alijó    7,775,050; 8,204,283; 15,979,333

Peso da Régua    6,116,550; 4,078,944; 10,194,994

Santa Marta de Penaguião    4,760,170; 5,160,674; 9,920,844

Sabrosa    4,429,390; 3,259,759; 7,689,149

Vila Real    2,638,320; 2,706,929; 5,345,249

Murça    1,948,130; 2,392,897; 4,341,027

Carrazeda de Ansiães    2,439,010; 1,528,301; 3,967,311

Mesão Frio    1,599,510; 1,081,665; 2,681,175

Vila Flôr    1,520,716; 1,143,575; 2,664,291

Freixo de Espada à Cinta    1,499,100; 884,093; 2,383,193

Moncorvo    1,459,239; 668,655; 2,127,894

Alfândega da Fé    69,190; 23,330; 92,520

Mirandela    65,490; 10,826; 76,316

Total    36,319,865; 31,143,931; 67,463,796

Left/ south bank:

S. João da Pesqueira    9,180,126; 6,862,628; 16,042,754

Foz-Côa    5,644,328; 5,691,096; 11,335,424

Lamego    3,786,720; 2,740,209; 6,526,929

Tabuaço    2,866,330; 1,541,721; 4,408,051

Armamar    1,776,180; 1,607,096; 3,383,276

Mêda    1,151,780; 1,234,450; 2,386,230

Resende    90,080; 245,485; 335,565

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo    155,590; 29,818; 185,408

Total 24,651,134; 19,952,503; 44,603,637

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  1. Thomas Wednesday December 15th, 2010 | reply
    A typical oscarquestion! Gives me the opportunity to make a trip up the Douro and down in the coming night, thank you Dr Quevedo! I hope to wake up in time. "Douro river bank" means: not the adjacent valleys? Miss you! Thomas
    • Oscar Quevedo Thursday December 16th, 2010 | reply
      Mr. Kern, great to have you back! I'm sure that trip lasted for several hours and the wake up time, as a good German, was not postponed! It means all the adjacent rivers and valley in each bank... you must know this, if not you, who else?
  2. Andy Velebil Friday December 17th, 2010 | reply
    I started counting last October, I got to 97 vines then I saw a table with a glass and some open Port bottles on it......Never did get back to counting :) I have no idea, but can't wait to find out. Andy

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