– a country mainly known for its richness in natural beauty and history – is quite famous in the wine world because of its production of superb ports. However, it is still being discovered for its wines. Portugal in fact produces excellent wines and some specialised products : “vinho verde” (green wine), “muscatel” (desert wine) and “Madeira” (another sweet wine from the beautiful island of Madeira) are all fabulous, but still relatively unknown on the world stage.
Portuguese wine-makers not only make wines from international grape varieties such as Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, but also widely tap into the local grape varieties such as Aragonęs, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Alvarinho, Arinto, Verdelho and so on to make monovarietals and blended wines to the highest international standards.
From the northern region of Minho, down to the Algarve, mainland Portugal has 9 wine producing regions (Minho, Transmontano, Beiras, Estremadura, Ribatejo, Terras do Sado, Alentejo and Algarve). In addition, the islands of Madeira and Azores are also wine-producing regions.
Join us in our discovery of the fabulous world of Portuguese wines, and enjoy the bouquets of some of the top wines from Portugal through