A mutual fascination between land and river
In Tagus Valley, which we call Ribatejo, the river has, evidently, a huge importance! It was and still is the source of wealth for many of its people. Nature, gastronomy and culture are all deeply connected to the river, in a region plenty of peaceful beauty!
The vastness of the barren lands, the cork oak plantations, lezírias and small dams are a sight of Tagus Valley’s beauty. Especially in this region, there is an implicit trilogy composed by horses, bulls and campinos. Here you can experience unforgettable nature and wildlife adventures and feel a true cowboy!
One of the greatest attractions of this region is its tasty wines, as well as its regional gastronomy, rich in flavors of both land and the river. Undeniably, an exquisite connection point of both fishing and rural world.
To sum up, the perfect place to explore the countryside!
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A land of gastronomy, wine and popular festivities
Wine is produced in this region since the Middle Ages, but in the last decades, substantial improvements have been achieved both in the vineyards and in the winemaking. Presently, this wine region is called Tejo, the Portuguese name for Tagus, to highlight the region’s tradition and new ambitions.
The terroir is marked by Tagus river, generally separated in three distinct zones of wine production:
‘Bairro‘ – on the right bank of Tagus, where there are two different kinds of soils: limestone and clay, and schist. Here, the land is more irregular and the hills alternate with plains. Reaching out until the north border of the region, vineyards and olive-trees are dominant.
‘Charneca‘ – on the left bank of the river, further down south, these are poor sandy soils. It is a very dry area, with higher temperatures than the rest of the region and, as a result, grapes reach their maturation quicker.
‘Lezíria‘ – a zone of plains, with high fertility, flooded periodically.
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