Planting vineyards in the
steeply sloped terrain of the Douro is no easy task. Here's a bulldozer creating
(a sort of terrace) at Quinta de la Rosa's new property at Bandeiras in the upper Douro. Patamares are quite
ugly but it's simply uneconomic to create the old-style walled terraces. Even with bulldozers, planting this sort of
terrain is horribly expensive. Picture taken July 2006.
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(All photographs are ŠJamie Goode and must not be republished in any form without permission.)