Irrigation, which in the past has been burdened with some reluctance by the wine sector in the Douro, is nowadays a technology considered indispensable for the production of quality grapes, particularly taking into account climate change.
The journey also featured a round table discussion and ended with a guided tour to Quinta do Vallado. Built in 1716, it is one of the oldest and most famous farms in the Douro Valley. It belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and remains to this day in the possession of her descendants. It is located on the banks of the River Corgo, a tributary of the Douro River, near the town of Peso da Régua.