Vercoope is a union of seven Wine Cooperatives in the Vinho Verde Region: Amarante, Braga, Guimarães, Famalicão, Felgueiras, Paredes and Vale de Cambra. It was created in 1964 with the aim of bottling, marketing, and distributing the wine produced by the winegrowers of these cooperatives. The union made it possible to gather the production of 4,000 winegrowers and launch it on the national and international markets, achieving more quality, size, and competitiveness. The quality of the wines is recognized and proven by consumers, by sales, and by the hundreds of awards won in wine competitions and specialized press. Vercoope annually produces 8 million bottles of Vinho Verde, 30% of which are for export. Vinhos Verde is considered the largest demarcated region in Portugal and one of the largest in the world, essentially due to its extension and the area of land dedicated to vineyard culture, to which a significant percentage of the population is directly dependent on the wine sector. Vercoope has promoted, since its foundation, in 1964, the development of the culture of Vinho Verde, promoting its dissemination, its consumption. With more than half a century of activity defending a policy of quality and prestige for its wines, sparkling wines, and brandies, it occupies, in its own right, a prominent place in the sector.