"In a nutshell: The home of port, madeira and a host of increasingly modern, often bargain, table wines." - Jancis Robinson

"Portuguese winemakers have shown a heroic determination to preserve a heritage of more than 250 native grape varieties - and most of these varieties do not exist elsewhere in the world. They are masters in unlocking the potential of a country full of diversity. Vines are planted in all types of soils, from sand to shale, and exposed to diverse microclimates, from the influence of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the influence of Continental Europe. The result is an exciting range of wines that is as diverse as it is unique." - Wine of Portugal


Map adapted from: Wines of Portugal