The Demarcated Region of Vinho Verde is
located in the northwest of Portugal in an area
traditionally known as Entre-Douro-e-Minho. Its limits
are the Minho River in the North (border with Galicia),
the mountainous areas in the East and South, forming the
natural border between the Atlantic Entre-Douro-e-Minho
and the Mediterranean inland regions, and the Atlantic
Ocean as its western limit.
Orografically the region presents
itself as "a wide amphitheater rising gradually
from the maritime border to the inland "
(Amorim Girão), exposed to the Atlantic Ocean influence,
being this even more reinforced by the main river valleys
orientation, that facilitates the maritime winds'