8th c.

   

Wine survived post-Roman invasion by various tribes and even in the earlier centuries of Moorish occupation (from the early 8th century onwards), winemaking and export thrived, falling foul of Muslim prohibitions only in the latter stages of Arab rule.

But by this time the north had been won back from the Moors by the Christian Portuguese, and by the mid-13th century the Moors had been evicted even from the south, and vineyards flourished again throughout Portugal.


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