Profile of Portuguese Wine Regions

Portugal is a supremely interesting destination for wine lovers and its principal wine regions of Douro Valley and the Alentejo offer evocative landscapes, premium wines and genuinely friendly hospitality at the wine estates. Read on to learn more about these fascinating wine regions.

Portuguese Wine Regions, Port & Douro

Port & Douro
Traditionally, the Douro's best grapes have always been kept for port, but producers are starting to use them for their table wines.

Portuguese Wine Region, Alentejo

Traditionally one of the poorest areas in Europe, the south of Portugal is now one of the richest in local colour. John Downes heads down to the Alentejo to investigate the region's change of fortunes