Portuguese Wine


Portugal is best known for its fortified wines Madeira and Port. But there are also some outstanding examples of still wines, mostly from the north of the country where conditions are not as hot. The appellations are classified as D.O.C., Denominacao de Origem Controlada. 
Many factors contributed to what has become the modern Portuguese winemaking industry, such as the boom in Port shipping, the effects of the 19th century Phylloxera and oidium crisis and subsequent vine replantings and the rise of estates (quintas), not to mention joining the European Union in 1986.
The main still wine producing regions are the Douro, Dao, Bairrada, Vinho Verde, Terras do Sado and Alentejo. Much of the wine is produced with indigenous grape varietials, often with many in the blend, that give it distinct and delicious character. These include for whites: Loureiro, Arinto, Malvasia Fina and Alvarinho. For reds: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Aragones), Baga, Castelao and Trincadeira Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Portugal View all

  • Periquita

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Roriz

    The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as T...

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

Subregions of Portugal

  • Alentejo

      This region lies in southern Portugal, known mostly for its extracted, rich wines. The cli...

  • Douro

    This region, named for the river, is best known for its reds that are specially selected to go ...

  • Madeira

    Madeira is named after the island in Portugal where this unique wine is produced. It was discov...

  • Vinho Verde

    This region in northern Portugal is known for its dry, refreshing, low alcohol and lightly spri...

  • Açores

  • Alenquer

Popular Wineries in Portugal View all

  • Royal Oporto

    Grape growing in the Douro Region dates back to pre-historic times. In Bronze Age burying-grou...

  • Altano - Symington Family Estates

    Portugal's Douro Valley is one of the most spectacular wine growing regions in the world. Its bea...

  • Caves Vidigal

    Vidigal Wines is a dynamic family-owned winery specializing in competitive Reserves from several ...

  • Quarles Harris

    Symington Family Estates are the leading producers of premium quality Ports. The combined sales o...

  • Adega de Pegões

    1. It all started when the big landlord and beer magnate, José Rovisco Pais, donated his Pegões p...

  • Porto Cruz

      Porto Cruz is one of the most recognized brands of Port, produced in the Douro Valley of P...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Quinta de Santiago Alvarinho Branco Vinho Verde 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Sandeman Twenty Years Old Tawny Porto NV


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    Wine review by lakeray

  • Next Station Douro 2015


    Red blend that got acidic in the fridge as days went on. Caused light congestion. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Lindemen - Hey there - this is Paul (rckr1951), been drinking and watching the ... ... in discussion panel in Portugal on the subject.  Screw caps do have there place I think but not in all places.  Good luck - Paul&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Adega Cooperativa de Favaios Casa Velha Douro 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Mateus Rosã©


    I first had this wine in the 60s and later in the 70s when I was in the ... ... islands which are owned by Portugal. It is a very pleasing wine and has much characte Read More

    Wine review by Custodian613

  • Graham's Lbv Port 2003


    Pours a deep garnet with rustic tawny tones starting to form due to age....semi opaque in nature and great legs around the inside of my glass! Nose is of fresh ripe berries (blackberry, blueberry, raisins and currants), licorice root and slight alcohol. The flavors are follow suit with deep blackberries, raisined fruits, mild licorice and curr... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Quinta Do Portal Port Blend Porto Vintage 2003


    Opened Dec 2017.....this could age for another 20 years or better!Pours slightly viscous but it isn't oily or syrupy.....and it definitely needs a decanting due to lots of residual sugars/stems/skin that has settled. Semi hazy ruby color with rustic overtones starting to appear. Smell is of licorice and assorted roots, heavy plum/raisined frui... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Taylor's Vintage Port 1992


    What Robert said, it is luscious!!! it's all I can do not to open the last two bottles..... Read More

    Wine review by antwerks

  • Carmim Reguengos Tinto 2016


    Drinkable but disappointing for a red wine from Portugal. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

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    Comment by 337202Harlen F 337202 Harlen F

  • I love the wines and the people in Portugal.. they are trully wonderful, beautiful, loving and sincere people. Have a couple great friends that I have met on a social site. Known them for two years just chatting and talking on live chats. We have a good friendship. MAUH... abracos y beijos ;)

    Comment by 1121846didi 1121846 didi

  • it has fine wines to many for me to remember

    Comment by 874532vilasol 874532 vilasol

  • espiga wine please

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    Comment by 355028JOJOBO 355028 JOJOBO

  • i love the countrys history and they have good food great wine

    Comment by 377720machita17 377720 machita17

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