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Planting vineyards in the steeply sloped terrain of the Douro is no easy task. Here's a bulldozer creating a patamar
 (a sort of terrace) at Quinta de la Rosa's new property at Bandeiras in the upper Douro. Patamares are quite 
ugly but it's simply uneconomic to create the old-style walled terraces. Even with bulldozers, planting this sort of 
terrain is horribly expensive.
Picture taken July 2006.  

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(All photographs are ŠJamie Goode and must not be republished in any form without permission.)