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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Periquita

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Roriz

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

  • Syrah

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

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

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  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

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

  • Agricola Quinta Da Lagoalva

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

  • Sogrape - Mateus

    With its current strategic vision SOGRAPE is overseeing a “homecoming”, a return to the character...

  • Anselmo Mendes

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

  • Porto Cruz

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

  • Quinta do Vallado

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

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Cockburn Late Bottled Vintage 2009


    Beautiful legs and a warming ruby/burgundy color with perhaps small notes of tawny brown hiding in the background. Aromas that are quite boozy upon opening the bottle but eventually settle into jammy raisin fruits, slight tones of licorice and cherry/blackberry darkness. Flavors that are of plum, raisin, licorice and a medley of ripe dark frui... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Quinta Do Crasto Douro 2013


    A nice medium red in the glass. Blackberry, plum, dark cherry fruit hit the nose lead the way to chocolate, spice, earth and a unique citrus mixing with mild tannins and acidity. Good food wine. Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Quinta Do Crasto Douro 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by baileyshell

  • Porca de Murca Douro 2013


    A dark ruby in the glass. Blackberry and plum fruit with a touch of oak lead to very medium bodied wine without much expression. The finish is nothing much. Paul 83 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Porca de Murca Douro 2013


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    Wine review by baileyshell

  • Quinta Do Castro Superior Douro 2013


    Dark ruby in the glass with a very small separation ring. Aromas of blackberries spice, dark chocolate, anise are covered with a puff of smoke with every swirl. The body is medium to full with smoke going away and is replaced by an accent note cinnamon. Well balanced tannins and acidity leave a medium long aftertaste. Well done - hold or drink -... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Quinta Do Castro Superior Douro 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by baileyshell

  • Casal Garcia Vinho Verde 2015


    Binny's 5/2016. It is light, refreshing, fun to drink, and by no means last it is cheap. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Gazela Vinho Verde 2013


    Binny's 5/2016. Still an excellent summer day attitude adjustment beverage, and at $4 per bottle. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Gazela Rosé Blend Vinho Verde Rosé


    Binny's 5/2016. No noticeable difference between the Rosé and the white. Both gulp-able, and light on the brain. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

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