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

  • Roriz

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

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Periquita

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

Popular Wineries in Portugal View all

  • Adega Cooperativa de Borba

    Founded in 1955, the Adega Coop. de Borba, was the first of a series of Cooperatives settled in t...

  • Anselmo Mendes

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

  • José Maria da Fonseca

    The largest expanses of Jose Maria da Fonseca vines are found in Setubal. each utilising appropri...

  • Quinta da Alorna

    Quinta da Alorna is one of Ribatejos top producers of wine. The property is located in the outski...

  • Quinta do Castelinho

    With the creation of the Douro Trading Centre in 1986, it becomes possible ageing and exporting P...

  • Caves Vidigal

    Vidigal Wines is a dynamic family-owned winery specializing in competitive Reserves from several ...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Fonseca Bin 27 Porto NV


    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Niepoort Twisted Douro Tinto 2011


    Excellent red blend from Portugal. Very well balanced with dark red and black fruit, medium fine tannins, medium acidity and a nice finish. This is somewhat inky in color but fairly smooth on the tongue with blackberry, green plum and a touch of mint on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Praia Vinho Verde


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    Wine review by zregnier

  • W&j Graham's Six Grapes Reserve Porto NV


    Nice, full body, great with dark chocolate and berries. One of my faves! Read More

    Wine review by GinaR1173

  • Grao Vasco Dão Tinto 2007


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage 2007


    Dark, rich, spice and tar but not as long a finish as I was expecting. Nice but lacks power of the best LBVs. My rating 89. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Sandeman Twenty Years Old Tawny Port NV


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    Wine review by CageyT

  • Delaforce Touriga Nacional 2009


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    Wine review by TheoGoodhart

  • Casaleiro Reserva 2012


    My Rating: 88 . Dry well balanced wine that goes well with neutral tasting foods. Nose is light and well balanced. Fine tannins plenty of fruit. I got this at Costco for 6.90.Good value! Read More

    Wine review by Wolle

  • Tons de Duorum Branco 2011


    Had this at a Mercat Bistro in Dallas.Never experienced a nose like this one... pure propane...ha,ha, I thought I had gone mad or had too much to drink prior to this glass, but asked the bartender and she agreed, it DID smell like propane. Actually tasted like it smelled. After a few sips and leaving it in the glass for a while, propane dissipat... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

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