Portugal is a country with a large history and heritage in wine production. The vast quantity of native grape varieties results in the production of a great diversity of wines with very distinct personalities, which have won numerous awards and distinctions in international competitions. In addition to the more than 200 varieties of indigenous grape varieties, the most important and differentiating factor in Portuguese wines are the blends.

The country also offers excellent opportunities for wine tourism, from boutique hotels in prime locations to countryside wine cellars idealised by famous architects. Besides the wines, you can enjoy other farm-produced products, such as fruits and jams, cheeses, olive oils, traditional sweets, and the local cuisine itself.

Getting to know Portugal through its wines is an authentic and original way to embrace the culture of the country. Join us in discovering Portugal through wine! Find more at www.portuguesewinetourism.com.

Don’t miss:

  • During September and October, participate in the grape harvest, a great tourist attraction on the wine tourism farms;
  • Visit the wine producing towns in the Porto and Douro regions;
  • Taste the wine and buy a bottle in the Solar do Alvarinho in Melgaço, in the Vinho Verde region;
  • Discover the many museums that are dedicated to wine from the North to the south of Portugal.

The wines and their regions you have sampled at Taste of London are broken down below.

Atlantic Whites Quinta das Bágeiras, Colheita Branco 2022
Region: Bairrada | Grape Varieties: Maria Gomes, Bical & Cercial
Website: https://www.quintadasbageiras.pt/vinhosEN.html

Hugo Mendes, Lisboa Vital 2020
Region: Lisboa | Grape Varieties: Vital
Website: www.twawine.com

Pico Wines, Frei Gigante 2018
Region: Açores | Grape Varieties: Arinto dos Açores, Terrantez do Pico and Verdelho
Website: https://www.picowines.com/en/
Wine Tourism: Gastronomy, Visits, Events, shop

Native Grapes

Vale dos Ares, Colheita 2022
Region: Vinho Verde | Grape Varieties: Alvarinho
Website: https://www.facebook.com/valedosares/?locale=pt_BR

Quinta das Marias, Encruzado 2022
Region: Dão | Grape Varieties: Encruzado
Website: https://www.quintadasmarias.com/en/

Churchill’s, Grafite Touriga Nacional
Region: Douro | Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional
Website: https://www.drinkchurchills.com/en/
Wine Tourism: Wine Experiences, Accommodation, shop and more

Summer Reds

Herdade do Rocim, Fresh from Amphora 2020
Region: Alentejo | Grape Varieties: Moreto, Tinta Grossa &Trincadeira
Website: https://rocim.pt/en/
Wine Tourism: Wine tastings, experiences

Vitor Claro, Domino Foxtrot 2020
Region: Alentejo | Grape Varieties: Field Blend
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dominovinhos/?locale=pt_PT

Monte da Casteleja, Abeluiz 2021
Region: Algarve | Grape Varieties: Alfrocheiro
Website: https://montecasteleja.com/en/
Wine Tourism: Visit, tastings, Accommodation

Fortified Churchill’s, White Dry Port NV
Region: Douro | Grape Varieties: Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Codega & Viosinho
Website: https://www.drinkchurchills.com/en/
Wine Tourism: Experiences, accommodation, shops and more

Madeira Vintners, Boal 5 Years
Region: Madeira | Grape Varieties: Boal
Website: https://cafmadeira.pt/madeira-vintners
Wine Tourism: Visits and Tastings

Horacio Simões, Moscatel de Setúbal 2020
Region: Península de Setúbal | Grape Varieties: Moscatel de Setúbal
Website: https://www.horaciosimoes.com
Wine Tourism: Tastings, Visits and shops

To Experience a Taste of Portugal at home before your visit, claim a 15% discount on these wines at the Festa bottle shop of Bar Douro using the code TASTE15% via the link below: https://wearefesta.co.uk/