When Sea meets Land, magic happens!
Beyond Lisbon city, there is a boundless smooth landscape, a true invitation to stare at the horizon. Here you’ll find natural and cultural attractions, such as Sintra, and the Reserva Natural do Paúl do Boquilobo, both recognized by UNESCO. This region, markedly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, has also a long tradition of vineyards and winemaking, likewise superb wines you’ll be amazed with!
Previously known as Estremadura, the West Coast region has colorful landscapes, changing through the seasons. The wavy hills are dominated by scattered white-painted villages and the windmills are particularly typical from this region North to Lisbon. It is a land with amazing sunlight and blessed with a moderate climate due to the influence of the Atlantic, creating a unique harmony between the coast and the inland.
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An authentic gastronomy, with the best ingredients from both land and sea
Regarding to wine production, the West is called Lisbon Wine Region, and its long tradition in winemaking comes back since the time of Romans. In this demarcated region, we find native grapes and international varieties. As a result of this, wine producers create amazing and recognized blends. This Wine Region has a great diversity, being divided by several sub-regions, with special highlight to:
- Colares Wine boasts an incomparable history, being recognized by notable figures such as Lord Byron. This sub-region has a particularly special terroir, as a result of vines being planted in sandy soils, in strong Atlantic influenced climate and, additionally, worked by hand. In these vineyards grow portuguese native grape varieties such as Ramisco and Malvasia de Colares, and some of them close to extinction. For this reason, Colares wine is so special ! You can be sure that it is a very special heritage and is a true collector’s item.
- Bucelas, located just north from Lisbon, is a land of grape growing since Roman times. Historically a white wine made from Arinto grape, it was – presumably – mentioned by William Shakespeare in the play Henry VI, making it very popular among the English people.
- Last but not least, Alenquer, in north-east Lisbon, wine grapes produce full-bodied red wines, while white wines tend to be dry with a creamy mouthfeel.