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.
Original Decision Document