Decision : CONF 208 X.A
Alto Douro Wine Region (Portugal)
Property: Alto Douro Wine Region
Id. N°: 1046
State Party: Portugal
Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (v)
The Committee inscribed the Alto Douro Wine Region on the World Heritage List under criteria (iii), (iv), and (v):
Criterion (iii): The Alto Douro Region has been producing wine for nearly two thousand years and its landscape has been molded by human activities.
Criterion (iv): The components of the Alto Douro landscape are representative of the full range of activities associated with winemaking - terraces, quintas (wine-producing farm complexes), villages, chapels, and roads.
Criterion (v): The cultural landscape of the Alto Douro is an outstanding example of a traditional European wine-producing region, reflecting the evolution of this human activity over time.
The Committee requested the State Party to provide a report for its meeting in 2003, commenting on the implementation of the recent management plan and its effectiveness, setting out details of the measures applied in the buffer zone.