|Portugal joined the European Union in 1986, and established its quality DOC system shortly thereafter. On any mention of Portugal in wine circles, most think of the fortified beverage Port, which is still the country’s most renowned export. This is, however, changing. Today, the winemaking landscape in Portugal is a complex and delicious recipe. Due to the influx of funding and expertise, a renewed commitment to quality wine, and hundreds of unique indigenous grape varieties, the transformation over the last twenty years has been staggering. View or download map PDF - An overview of the country's major regions, from Vinho Verde and the Port-producing Douro Valley to Dâo, Estremadura and Alentejo.