Wineries

“To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe;
there is still so much to be tasted and explored.” – Wine Folly

Nestled in the sun-soaked landscapes of southern Portugal, the Alentejo region boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and, notably, exceptional wines. With its vast plains, rolling hills, and a climate characterized by scorching summers and mild winters, Alentejo creates the perfect terroir for winemaking.

Viticulture has deep roots in Alentejo, dating back to Roman times when vineyards first graced its fertile soils. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that the region began to gain international recognition for its wines. Today, Alentejo stands as one of Portugal’s premier wine-producing regions, revered for its commitment to quality and innovation.

The region’s winemaking ethos revolves around harnessing the unique characteristics of its terroir. The hot, dry summers and cool nights allow grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines with intense flavors, balanced acidity, and smooth tannins. Indigenous grape varieties like Trincadeira, Aragonez, Antão Vaz, Arinto ou Roupeiro thrive alongside international varietals, adding depth and complexity to Alentejo’s wine offerings.

Leading critics and publications have not been shy in their admiration for Alentejo’s wines. Renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson has described Alentejo as a “region on the rise,” noting its ability to produce wines of “impeccable quality and character.” Similarly, Wine Spectator has featured numerous Alentejo wines among its top-rated selections, highlighting the region’s dynamic winemaking scene and its capacity to produce world-class wines.

Websites

www.vinhosdoalentejo.pt

www.quintadomouro.com

www.adegamontebranco.com

www.jportugalramos.com

www.howardsfollywine.com

www.tiagocabacowinery.com

www.antoniomacanita.com

www.reynoldswinegrowers.com

www.esporao.com

www.herdadedasservas.com

www.adegaborba.pt

www.susanaesteban.com

www.mouchaowine.pt

www.herdadecoelheiros.pt

www.cortesdecima.pt

www.fundacaoeugeniodealmeida.pt

www.cartuxa.pt

www.cabecasdoreguengo.com

www.maroteira.com