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

  • Roriz

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

  • Periquita

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

    Barros Porto is recognized and appreciated all over the world. A great deal of its high awareness...

  • W. & J. Graham & Co.

    Graham’s Port was founded in 1820 by Scottish brothers William and John Graham in Oporto, Port...

  • José Maria da Fonseca

    The largest expanses of Jose Maria da Fonseca vines are found in Setubal. each utilising appropri...

  • Anselmo Mendes

    Anselmo Mendes was born in Monção and has followed the tradition of his family of dedicating thei...

  • Agricola Quinta Da Lagoalva

    Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima is located 2km from Alpiarça and stretches along the south bank of the...

  • Quinta de Ventozelo

    Since 1999, Quinta de Ventozelo belongs to the Spanish group Proinsa. The property is located in ...

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  • Dow's Master Blend Finest Reserve Port NV

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    I got given this bottle of wine back at Christmas and have no idea where my ... the Douro valley in northern Portugal and takes its name from the city at the mouth of that river. It is a fortified wine where brandy/grape spirit is added to arrest the fermentation process. It has a very long history going back hundreds of years.Dow's is now a b... Read More

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  • Marques d'Almeida Beira Interior 2017

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  • Rabisco 'Reserva' Vale Do Tejo Portugal Red Blend 2015

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    This is a great blend and best tasted at room temp bringing out the complexity of the blend. Read More

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  • Bio Jolt Male Enhancement Not even their fellow Latin American teams can exceed ... Free delivery and returns. Portugal is among the greatest football teams in Europe and the result of this recreation has confirmed it. It seemed extra like a World XI workforce that brought the World Cup and European Championships trophy residence, to France. Wi... Read More

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  • Cintila Castelao Vr Peninsula de Setubal 2018

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  • Cylophin RX Male Enhancement In 2009-10 season , the competition was rebranded ... ... Pages in class "Portugal national soccer workforce managers" The following 23 pages are in this class, out of 23 complete. After making worldwide headlines on Spaniard soil, he was a key player when his membership had a convincing 6-2 win over Real Madrid a... Read More

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  • True Health Examine The Portugal nationwide youth soccer team are the national underneath-23, underneath-21, below-20, beneath-19, below-18, under-17, beneath-sixteen and below-15 football groups of Portugal and are managed by the Portuguese Football Federation. The 2009 re-branding included a merge with the UEFA Intertoto Cup , producing an enl... Read More

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  • La Rosa Douro Portugal 2018

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    What a wonderful job of blending: not too sweet and not too dry but delicately delicious Read More

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  • All About Supplement That is the 16th UEFA European Championship and it's ... ... Nations Cup till 1964. Portugal gained the European Championship, Euro 2016, in July 2016. Earlier, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had additionally expressed vehement opposition to Champions League reforms which he claims will result in player burnout. The Nether... Read More

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  • Luis Seabra Vinhos Granito Cru Alvarinho Vinho Verde Moncao E Melgaco 2017

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  • 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 ;)

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  • it has fine wines to many for me to remember

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  • espiga wine please

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  • COLLARES IS THE BEST WINE OF PORTUGAL AND OF ALL THE WORLD !

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

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