Piedmont and Monferrato will be European Wine City 2024

Almeirim, Alpiarça, Cartaxo and Santarém will be “Portuguese Wine City 2024” and Alto Piemonte and Monferrato (Italy) will be “European Wine City 2024”.

On January 13th, Sernancelhe hosted the “Douro European Wine City 2023” ceremony. This European title was awarded to this Portuguese territory by Recevin – European Network of Wine Cities.

The event had several artistic moments and tributes to the municipalities and partners of the European Wine City. RECEVIN was one of the partner entities that were honored. Recevin’s president, Rosa Melchor, and other Recevin directors were present at the ceremony.

Throughout 2023, more than 600 activities were promoted in the Douro region, including fairs, conferences, workshops, shows, wine tastings, among others.

The 19 municipalities that took part in Douro European Wine City 2023 were Alijó, Armamar, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Lamego, Mesão Frio, Moimenta da Beira, Murça, Penedono, Peso da Régua, Sabrosa, Santa Marta de Penaguião, São João da Pesqueira, Sernancelhe, Tabuaço, Tarouca, Torre de Moncorvo, Vila Nova de Foz Côa and Vila Real.


The Board of Directors of Recevin – European Network of Wine Cities met on January 13th, in Lamego.

At this meeting, the Portuguese Anabela Caeiro, nominated by AMPV, was elected as General Secretary of Recevin. AMPV holds the vice-presidency of Recevin, shared with the Italian association Città del Vino. The Spanish association Acevin has the presidency.

The meeting also approved the date for the Opening Event of the European Wine City 2024, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March, a title attributed to a group of Italian municipalities in the Alto Piemonte Region.