Controlled Designation of Origin
Controlled Designation of Origin

The Designation of Origin Vinho Verde

is a traditional name that designates wine products originating from grapes from the demarcated region of Vinho Verde, whose quality and uniqueness are a result of the natural conditions of the region, and whose winemaking and production occur within the demarcated region.

To qualify for the Designation of Origin Vinho Verde, wine products are subject to strict control of all stages of the production process, from the vineyard to the glass. The varieties used, the methods of vinification and organoleptic characteristics are just some of the elements which the Designation of Origin controls. 

The quality and genuineness of Designation of Origin Vinho Verde products is ensured by the Seal of Guarantee, which has certified Vinho Verde since 1959.

The Designation of Origin Vinho Verde is employed with still and sparkling wine, white, red and rosé wine, and Brandy Wine, Bagaceira (marc spirit) and red or rosé vinegar.