Alden Morris

Date of Award


Document Type



Landscape Architecture

Thesis Advisor

Stewart Diemont

Thesis Advisor

Tony Miller


This study topic is important as the density of traditional viticulture systems is diminishing and being replaced by modern, more efficient production methods. This is due to low perceived value of traditional wine production. The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of the region and showcase what viticulture currently exists. In the coming future, climate change will alter important micro-climate conditions that allow for the production of this specific type of wine. The methods in which Vinho Verde wine are produced will need to adapt in order to keep a similar composition and taste. In summary, future objectives would be to provide design planning suggestions for maintaining Vinho Verde wine production in northern Portugal, based off of currently mapped viticulture practices and future climate change models.