Beyond the famous Porto, Portugal produces a huge variety of different wines and boasts a long tradition of wine production and trade (since the 12th century). There are three principle viticultural regions that are outlined by the Douro and the Tagus: the Vinho Verde region, central Portugal and the South.
Vinho Verde is the largest viticultural region in Portugal and is situated in the North West where Port is produced. Port has been widely exported for many years and other wines in this region have long been dwarfed by its success. Some of this region’s reds and whites are now becoming popular as well as the lightly sparkling sweet wine Mateus Rosé.
Central Portugal is tempered by an ocean climate. It produces a large variety of different wines, the most reputable coming from Dao and Barraida.