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The Douro
One of the world's great wine regions

When I first visited the Douro in June 2002 I'd been primed that this was one of the most spectacular of wine regions. Even so, I was surprised by just how stunning the scenery was. In particular, the scale of this place was staggering: I've been to scenic wine regions before, but it's hard to take in just how big the Douro is, and with a fresh vista around each corner, it's a photographer's heaven. I hope that the pictures here give you a feel for this very special region—one that was recently designated a United Nations World Heritage site. (All pictures Jamie Goode and must not be reproduced without permission.)