Dominant varieties

White


Arinto, Síria, Malvasia Fina, Manteúdo, Touriga Nacional, Syrah

Red


Castelão, Negra Mole, Trincadeira

Algarve

A refreshing and irresistible wine for sunny days by the sea


Protected by the mountain chain from the eastern border to the west coast, the Algarve has a Mediterranean climate, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, a relatively low and moderate temperature range and a diversity and mixture of soils, elements that together with the constant monitoring of the producer make this a unique terroir for the production of wine with unique characteristics.

Even the Arabs had cultivated it and used it as a form of currency in a strategic region for trade, which is evident in Lagos, the starting point for 16th-century navigators on the sea routes, or in Portimão, places that are now ideal for having a good time and a glass of wine on the terrace overlooking the sea.

If you like walking or cycling, be sure to try the Via Algarviana paths, in the interior, or the Coastal Ecovia (path intended for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles). Passing through villages where traditional arts and crafts are preserved and through the historical heritage of the Algarve, several paths lead you to farms and wineries where you can participate in tastings, guided tours, harvesting and even experience the production of wine itself.

In a region where the sun and the sea are the backdrop, a seafood meal on board a boat, sailing along the coast, is ideal for a wine tasting, especially when you pass along the beaches of Lagoa, one of the reference growing areas.

The delicate and smooth Algarve white wine goes well with fresh fish dishes or razor clam rice, specialities to discover after a day on the Ria Formosa, a protected area for observing the countless aquatic birds that nest there.

The flavours of the land present in typical dishes of the region such as bread soups, vegetables and legumes, with fatty meats or game meats, will always go well with one of the various reds that the Algarve has to offer.

Be sure to visit Faro, Tavira, Silves, Albufeira and Loulé, cities with cultural itineraries to take a break from the beach. In the Nature Reserve of Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, visit the salt pans where the qualities of salt and fleur de sel are revealed.

Among the outdoor activities, it is worth mentioning the good weather conditions all year round to play golf, another attraction to have a unique wine tourism experience in the Algarve.

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Local Tip


O Algarve da praia e dos bons aromas e sabores

by José Miguel Dentinho

Uma das grandes vantagens de uma vida mais intensa na praia é abrir o apetite. E no Algarve existem muitas coisas de mar para o saciar.

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