Torres Vedras and Alenquer represent two Denominations of Origin (DOC) of the Lisbon region, possessing a strong tradition in the culture of the vine and the wine, that is maintained and defended. Wine and wine tourism are central to the economic development of the region, both through the production of numerous high quality wines, nationally and internationally recognized, as well as investments in tourist units that add to the wine production a high added value tourist component.
Territory (s) of secular winemaking tradition, Torres Vedras and Alenquer involve their resources, dynamics, infrastructures, equipment and services, with the main objective of fostering synergies with the economic agents of both municipalities.
In addition to its history and cultural heritage, Torres Vedras and Alenquer build a common future through a shared strategic vision in areas such as economic activity, especially wine production, adaptation to climate change and sustainability.
In short, Torres Vedras and Alenquer are a territory united by the past and the future, making sense in the present to assume, with responsibility and commitment, the challenge of being EUROPEAN WINE CITY, sharing the mission and vision of this initiative created by RECEVIN to promote a global economic activity that unites a vast set of cities, regions and countries of a constantly growing Europe.
About the “European Wine City”
The European Wine Cities Network, RECEVIN advanced in 2012 with the annual “European Wine City” competition, within the context of the defense and dissemination of tourism.
This competition is a unique opportunity for wine cities with a European vision to promote the development of the wealth, diversity and common resources of wine culture at European level, offering a better knowledge of the landscape, economy and gastronomy, for a better mutual understanding between the citizens of the European Union.