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

  • Syrah

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

  • Periquita

  • Roriz

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

  • Quinta do Vallado

    Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the ...

  • Taylor Fladgate

    Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 3...

  • Porto Cruz

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

  • Gazela

    GAZELA is a soft, light and refreshing Vinho Verde that goes well with life. GAZELA is an uncompr...

  • Ferreira

    Ferreira is one of the top Port producers, based in the Douro region of Portugal. The Ferreira ...

  • Altano - Symington Family Estates

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

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  • Dow's Porto Ruby 2000


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  • Preta 2005


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  • Casa Ferreirinha Red Blend Douro Barca Velha 1999


    Barca Velha 1999 has a bright red, deep and very intense hue and a remarkable bouquet. The prevailing aromas are those of very ripe fruit (blackberry, plum and cassis), flowers (violet), spices (vanilla, pepper), balsam (cedar) and other components made more complex through the evolution in the bottle (pharmacy and iodine aromas, etc.). On the p... Read More

    Wine review by ArturSalazar

  • Warre's Warrior Specail Reserve Ports NV


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  • Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port Everywine the Internets Biggest Wine Warehouse 2003


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    Wine review by David Phan

  • Quinta Das Baceladas ! 2004


    This wine has been introduced here to the South of Brazil by Wal*Mart at an excellent price cause of direct importation. Average $19 or R$ 40. Great wine with Brazilian Churrasco! Read More

    Wine review by JulioGoss

  • Casa de Vila Verde Vinho Verde 2007


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    Wine review by akanana

  • Gazela Vinho Verde 2007


    Great wine for a hot summer day, and low alcohol content also. Read More

    Wine review by MoMoSlo

  • Terra Boa Tinto 2006


    Slightly closed at first, needs decanting. Strong smell of cinnamon and spices, but has a meaty finish. Oddly balanced and deceptively light in body, low acidity and tannins. Read More

    Wine review by KeLuke

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