Portugal is a wine lover’s paradise, a country where a rich wine heritage is interwoven with stunning landscapes and a lively culture. From the legendary Douro Valley to the lush island of Madeira, each region offers a glimpse into the diversity and richness of Portuguese wines.
Join us on this tour of Portugal’s most iconic wine routes, where every glass of wine tells a unique story.
Porto and the prestigious wineries of Vila Nova de Gaia
Our journey begins in Porto, the city that gave its name to the world-famous Port wine. Here, on the vibrant banks of the Douro, the old town resonates with the history of the wine trade.
Crossing the Dom Luís I bridge into Vila Nova de Gaia, you’ll find the historic cellars where Port wines age in oak barrels. From the robust Ruby to the complex Tawny, discover the diversity of Port while enjoying panoramic views of the river.
Don’t miss the WOW wine museum, where the history of wine is told in an interactive way after enjoying a delicious lunch at one of the area’s renowned restaurants with wonderful views.
Douro Valley: the heart of Portuguese viticulture
Following the course of the Douro River, one reaches the impressive Douro Valley, where the terraced vineyards, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, rise majestically above the river.
This region is the sanctuary of the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca grapes, used to produce not only Port but also excellent table wines.
A river cruise from Pinhao or a visit to the quintas will immerse you in a dream landscape and allow you to taste directly from the source.
Vinho Verde: the freshness of Minho
In northern Portugal, the Minho region, home to Vinho Verde, is known for its green landscape and humid climate.
Here, the Alvarinho and Loureiro grapes give life to lively and refreshing wines, often with a touch of effervescence. These wines, with their freshness and lightness, reflect the essence of the Portuguese green landscape.
Alentejo: the land of wide horizons
Alentejo, with its extensive vineyards and olive groves that paint a landscape of tranquility and serene beauty, is a region where historic cities such as Évora, with its rich architecture and UNESCO recognition, offer a perfect cultural complement to the wine experience.
Here, Aragonez (known as Tempranillo in Spain) and Alicante Bouschet grapes produce red wines that are as generous and warm as the Alentejo sun.
Lisbon and Setúbal: coastal diversity
The Lisbon region, which balances the modernity of the capital with the traditions of the surrounding wine-growing areas, is a land of contrasts.
Moscatel de Setúbal, sweet and perfumed, is a true gem that is best savored in its place of origin, offering a sweet counterpoint to the vigorous reds of the region.
Madeira: a wine born from the volcano
Madeira is a volcanic archipelago where the homonymous wine, with its depth and richness, is a testimony to the uniqueness of its terroir.
Malvasia and Bual grapes, grown in volcanic soils and benefiting from the unique “estufagem” process, create fortified wines that are treasures of the island.
The capital, Funchal, is the ideal starting point to discover these wines with stories that date back to the age of the explorers.
Viavinum: your travel companion
At Viavinum, we accompany you on this sensory journey through Portugal. With customized tours, wine tastings and cultural visits, we immerse you in the essence of each region.
Whether walking through the ancient cellars of Oporto, discovering the Douro Valley or exploring the centuries-old quintas of Madeira, we assure you an experience that goes beyond wine: it is a journey into the soul of Portugal.
Plan your wine tourism adventure with us and discover why Portugal is much more than a wine destination; it is a country to be savored with all your senses.