Portuguese Wine Tasting in Lisbon
Portugal has been producing wine since the time of the Roman Empire and today produces some of the world’s most celebrated types, most notably fortified ports andVinho Verde. Here are some must-try wine varietals and tasting experiences in Lisbon.
Some of Portugal’s most distinctive wines come from a region known asVinho Verde***. These low-alcohol wines, mostly white and made from Alvarinho, Loureiro, and Trajadura grapes, are young and vibrant, often with a little spritz, making them a refreshing option for a summer afternoon or accompanied by Lisbon’s succulent seafood. Aside from this, the terraced vineyards along the Douro River famously produceport*, Portugal’s iconic fortified dessert wine. Several wine regions in the Lisbon area produce notable wines withRamiscograpes, while the wineries of the Setubal Peninsula specialize inCastelãograpes, the most planted red grape in Portugal.
Sip on port and nibble on cheese and pastries during a Lisbonfood and wine tour.
Hone your palate during an hour-longguided port tastingin the Belem district.
Wine and dine in one of Portugal's many notable wine regions, such as Setubal, Alentejo, Azeitao, or Ribatejo, on aday tripfrom Lisbon.
Combine a visit to Arrabida Natural Park with atasting in an authentic Portuguese winery.