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VQPRD

In the European Common Market VQPRD, Vins de Quality Produits dans des Régions Determinées, means that the wine has been certified as falling into one of the common gradations within the are of origin.
VQPRD in Portugal refers to wines which come from a demarcated region. Portugal was 25 years ahead of France’s 1855 Appellation d’Origine Controllee (AOC) in classifying “quality wine.” There are currently nine Denominacao de Origem Controlada (DOC) or Regiao Demarcada (RD) wine regions.

Since joining the European Common Market, an additional 30 areas have been identified by the phrase Indicacao de Provenienca Regulamentada (IPR) or Vinhos de Qualidad Produzides em Regiao Determinada (VQPRD). The current list of IPR/VQPRD’s include: 1. Algarve (4 sub regions) 2. Chaves 3. Valpacos 4. Planalto Mirandes 5. Encotas da Nave 6. Varosa 7. Castelo Rodrigo 8. Cova de Beira 9. Pinhel 10. Alcobaca 11. Encostas de Aire 12. Obidos 13. Almeirim 14. Cartaxo 15. Chamusca 16. Coruche 17. Santarem 18. Tomar 19. Alenquer 20. Arruda 21. Torres 22. Arrabida 23. Palmela 24. Borba 25. Portalegre 26. Redondo 27. Reguengos 28. Vidiguera 29. Estremoz 30. Evora

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