Are you a wine lover and planning to visit Lisbon? Then this article is for you! Any wine lover should plan at least a day to visit some of the most famous wineries near Lisbon. Wine tasting is a fun activity to do as a couple and see the countryside outside the city!
Portuguese winemaking has a long history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the country began exporting wines to Rome. The world's first wine-producing region was also born in Portugal in 1758 when the Região Demarcada do Douro was founded. Nowadays, there are so many places where you can do wine-tasting and the pure amount of choices can become overwhelming. So, to help you, I have written this guide to help you to find the best wineries near Lisbon!
I will tell you about the best wine in Portugal, the best wineries to visit near Lisbon and what kind of tours our private tour guides can offer for you to enjoy your time in Lisbon. I will also tell you about the latest COVID-19 measurements in Portugal at the end of this article.
What is the best wine in Portugal?
Most of us know Portugal as a port wine country, but you may be interested in trying other wine choices the country has to offer? Each region has its own specialities, and the selection is large. To help you, I have created this guide for wines from all the regions near Lisbon. Here you will find what wine grapes they usually use and what kind of taste their wines have. This way you can more easily find the area you would like to visit.
Setúbal is famous for its dessert wines made from Moscatel de Setubal and red wines made from Castelão. Moscatel de Setubal is one of the oldest wines in the world, and its taste can be described as honeyed, spiced with a strong orange blossom aroma. As the wine ages, its flavours begin to develop into flavours of coffee, raisins and dried fruit.
Tejo is also famous for its red wines made from Castelão, as well as its white wines made from Fernão Pires, Arinto, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The red wines of the regions are soft tannic and aromatic. The white wines are fruity and have a touch of tropical and floral aromas.
Alentejo is famous for its red wines made from Alicante Bouschet, Tempranillo, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro, Touriga Nacional. Its white wines are made from Arinto, Encruzado and Antão Vaz. The red wines of this region are full-bodied, rich in tannins and have aromas of wild and red berries. Its white wines are usually mild, slightly acidic, and their aromas are tropical.
Best wineries near Lisbon
If you are visiting Lisbon you do not have to go far to find great wineries! Some of the closest regions to Lisbon are Lisbon itself, Setúbal, Tejo and Alentejo. Many of the wineries have a long history dating back hundreds of years, making sure that they provide the best of the best!
Here are some of the best wineries in each region:
- Best Lisbon Wineries: Quinta da Murta, Adega Mãe, Adega de Colares and Regional de Colares Winery
- Best Setúbal Wineries: Quinta de Alcube, José Maria da Fonseca, Casa Mãe Rota dos Vinhos and Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal
- Best Tejo Wineries: Quinta da Alorna, Quinta Monteiro De Matos and Quinta Da Ribeirinha
- Best Alentejo Wineries: Adega da Cartuxa, Herdade dos Grous, Adega Mayor and Herdade do Esporão
What our local guides can offer for you?
By hiring a private tour guide through GoWithGuide, you can be sure that your vacation is fully enjoyable!
Want to visit more than one winery in a day or are you unsure which wineries to visit? Then worry no more, our guides are happy to provide suggestions for you. Our guides offer tours to several wineries around Lisbon, so you do not have to worry about planning! Since our guides are locals, they are more passionate about offering you the best of the best their country can offer and giving you once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Our guides can also help you with cultural differences and language barriers. Touring with a local guide allows you to experience Portugal as authentically as possible. Appreciate and understand the local culture in a deeper way and do not forget that they will also add a personal touch to your stay. Remember to check our other tours around Lisbon, where our guides take you around the city's most famous sights.
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I hope this article got you interested in hiring a private tour guide for your next visit to Lisbon. Below you can find more recommendations of the tours offered by our local guides.
Recommended Private Tours
Information about COVID-19 measures in Portugal
The current European entry ban is affecting some people from travelling to the European Union or Schengen area.
- Mandatory to wear a mask in public
- Stay at least 2 meters apart from other people
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
- Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard it in a closed container
- There is a lockdown period in Portugal (but it is changing all the time, so check the latest information)
Useful websites for COVID-19 information in Portugal: