The freshest and most exciting wine region in Portugal at this moment is Lisbon. After the international success achieved by wines from the Douro and Alentejo, it is in the Lisbon region that the best experiences and newest surprises are to be found. By mixing traditional Portuguese grape varieties – Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca besides the famous Touriga Nacional in red wines and Arinto, Encruzado and Alvarinho in whites – with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon the results have enthused even the most demanding of connoisseurs.
Various designations of origin exist in the region with completely different characteristics. Muscatel from Setúbal has fans all around the world as a full-bodied and fortified wine. Bucelas still produces whites which were once appreciated by the English royal court, while Colares and Carcavelos have very small but historically very interesting production… Book a visit to the various wineries in the region to get a better idea of these exciting wines.