Portugal Wine Tour
Portugal is increasingly becoming a popular destination, mostly in thanks to its affordable and leisurely lifestyle, amazing food, and of course, epic wine tasting possibilities. Whether you’re visiting bustling Lisbon or soaking in the solitude of the countryside, wine should make an appearance at every meal! The wine is the result of traditions brought over from ancient civilizations like the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. Bottom line: the Portuguese have been making wine for a long time, and they’re good at it.
A Portugal wine tour will allow you to peruse some of the country’s best wines. If you’re starting out in Lisbon, the wine regions start in the west and north of the city. You’ll find a wide variety of styles and qualities, and many opportunities to taste the wines around the city itself. Wine bars are very popular, especially in the Bairro Alto area, and are often served with cheese and enchidos (cured meats and sausage).
If you’re in Porto, the cultural capital of the country, tear yourself away from the epic scenery and architecture and experience the wine. Yes, this is where port wines were born! And Porto is very famous for this reason. On a guided Portugal wine tour, you’ll try wines from the best wineries in the region. At the ancient Croft Port Wine Cellar, the oldest in the city, try a Rose, a five-year-old Ruby, and also a 10-year-old Tawny port wine. You’ll explore the wine houses in the area, where you’ll be treated to the likes of Douro Wine and Vinho Verde, accompanied by Portuguese tapas. And throughout it all, you’ll enjoy a history lesson on wine production in the area. This is a must-do for the true wine lovers out there!Read More ...