Portuguese wines are world-renown for their quality and with extremely interesting and prestigious wineries that you can visit, taste the wine, get to the know the region and its people.
There are 14 wine regions in Portugal that can and should be visited.
- MINHO: Specialist for its Vinho Verde, and has two main grape varieties which are Alvarinho and Loureiro (Two white grape varieties)
- DÃO: Most known for the Touriga Nacional, Mencía, Alfrocheiro (red varieties) and Encruzado (white varietiy)
- TRANSMONTANO: Most kown for its Trás-os-Montes red wine
- DOURO VALLEY: The home region of Port wine, but also from red Douro wine, and white grape variety called Rabigato
- TERRAS DE CÍSTER
- BEIRA ATLÂNTICO: Bairrada has its own Sparkling wine and is one of the major Arinto producers
- BEIRA INTERIOR: Homeland of Portuguese Rosé and red wine variety named Aragonez
- LISBON: The capital mostly produces Arinto, Fernão Pires, Trincadeira and for the white wines, Alicante Bouschet
- TEJO: Besides producing similar wines to Lisbon, due to its proximity, the region produces two international wine grapes: Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay
- SETÚBAL: Homeland of Muscat wine called “Moscatel”
- ALENTEJO: As a wine region, and strongly focused on red wines, Alentejo represents 1/3 of the national wine production. The main grape varieties are: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro, Touringa Nacional, Arinto, Encruzado and Antão Vaz.
- ALGARVE: In spite of being at the south of Portugal, and being majorly a warm region, Algarve mainly produces red wines with the following grape varieties: Castelão, Trincadeira and Syrah.
- MADEIRA: Known for its Madeira wine, usually drunk as an appetizer
- AÇORES: Produces all kind of wines and no specific wine variety