The commitment of a few people, and the high quality of a product that is the result of the work of so many, led to its merit being recognised in 1992 through the publication of Decree-Law No. 34/92, of 7 March, which establishes the Demarcated Region of Quality Wine Brandy with “Lourinhã” Controlled Origin Denomination (D.O.C.).
This is the first and only demarcated region in the country that is only for the production of brandies. It is one of the three regions in Europe to be on an equal footing with the famous French brandies.