Some important Portuguese personalities were born in Sabrosa.
Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan as it is named worldwide) was one of them. Magellan was born in 1480 and its greatest achievement was the fact that he planned the first trip to circumnavigate the globe (1519 to 1522).
Miguel Torga (1907-1995), probably not known outside Portugal, is the other personality. He was a famous Portuguese writer and poet who was born near Sabrosa. He wrote some poems about this beautiful area.
Porto is known worldwide for its excellent sweet wine. Grapes for wine come from Douro region, some beautiful step landscapes by River Douro full of vineyards. Some other wines are produced here - the Douro region wine, also very good.
Vineyards and the harvest are one of the most important events that take place during the year. A whole set of traditions and customs are associated with this ancient "technique" and villages and its people are thrilled about the harvest event. It is their way of living; it is a tradition that is inherited from father to son along the decades and centuries.