Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro. Collection.

Collection Number: D-283

Documents issued by the Companhia from 1756 to 1852, consisting of two categories: 1) Alvaras, or royal decrees, and 2) Editals, or edicts issued by the governing body of the Companhia. The documents contain technical, economic, and legal information.

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The Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro was established as a royal monopoly to regulate the manufacture and trade of port wine and to curb the encroachment of British influence on the Portuguese wine industry.

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Viticulture and Enology


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