Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho
THE ABANDONED WINE INSTITUTE IN PORTUGAL
The ‘Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho’ or in English ‘Institute of Vine and Wine’ is a public institution that has the general supervision over the wine sector.
Portugal has a big variety of local wines, producing a very wide variety of different wines with distinctive personality. The country is the seventh largest exporter of the product worldwide, by value. The IVV controls the Portuguese wine production, to ensure the quality, the certification system and coordination and supervision of promotional activities. The Wine Institute has a long history dating back to the 1930s with the creation of the National Wine Board.
The ‘Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho’ buildings were left abandoned in 2005. The local government bought the buildings. I visited the site in 2016.