Lisboa’s wines are Southern Europe’s Gulf Stream wines poised between the cool air and strong winds of the Atlantic coast and the heat of inland Portugal. Formed by misty morning fog and hot afternoons, these are the fruitiest wines of Portugal—bright and juicy. Add in terrific value with many Best Buys and you have a winning taste.
Lisboa has everything a wine explorer could want. An easy 30 to 45 minutes north of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, you’ll find beautiful vineyards, amazing beaches—some of the best surfing in the world–and mountains. Plus, there is enough history, art, geology, paleontology and golf to satisfy any whim.
New generations of old wine families and Napa-like entrepreneurs are determined to add Lisboa to the top wine destination-and-drinking map.
The focus on quality achieved by reviving and replanting vineyards, adopting new winemaking techniques and by being serious about tourism confirms their intense belief in the future of the Lisboa region.