Côdega de Larinho, Fernão Pires, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Síria, Viosinho
Bastardo, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Gorda, Marufo and Trincadeira
In the Northeast, the culture of the vine is as old as the country's identity
In the winegrowing region of Trás-os-Montes, vines have been growing for centuries and date back at least to the Roman occupation, which can be proved by the wine presses excavated in the rock that have been found there. In this region of high altitude and continental climate, with very hot summers and very cold winters, the granite or schist soils give rise to a unique wine entitled to a Denomination of Origin that is spread over three sub-regions: Chaves, Valpaços and Planalto Mirandês.
In a historical coincidence, the thermal waters of Chaves, Vidago and Pedras Salgadas were also explored by the Romans and are still recognised for their properties. The water from the region has certainly contributed to the quality of the wine.
In the landscape of Trás-os-Montes region, the Alvão and Montesinho Natural Parks are ideal for outdoor activities and are surprising for their preserved villages and rich natural and immaterial heritage. In Bragança, the city’s medieval heritage is a must-see, as is the surprising contemporary art centre dedicated to the painter Graça Morais. Among the millenary traditions of the region, the highlight is the Carnival of the Village of Podence which UNESCO classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, an ancient celebration of the cold winter months which is still preserved.
There is nothing like the wines of the Planalto Mirandês to exalt the traditional flavours of the meat dishes that will certainly be part of the gastronomic experience in this region.
In Miranda do Douro, on the edge of the International Douro Natural Park, you can discover Mirandese, the second official Portuguese language, and the dances of the pauliteiros, of Celtic origin.
Find out more about this region
© CM Mondim de Bastos
© Geopark Terras de Cavaleiros
© Manuel Cardoso, CM Macedo de Cavaleiros
© CM Freixo de Espada à Cinta
© AT Porto and the North
Discover the experiences that Trás-os-Montes region has to offer
Discover the Portuguese wine regions
Lisboa - Lisboa and Centro of Portugal
Along the coast, north of Lisbon, discover a landscape with a winegrowing tradition, discovering a different perspective from the usual tours.Know More
Vinhos Verdes - Porto & the North
Among rivers, mountain villages and seaside towns, visit one of the most differentiated regions of the country, with a green landscape influenced by the fresh Atlantic sea.Know More
Tejo - Center of Portugal and Lisboa
Following the Tagus river, take a tour through monasteries, historical villages and farms, which noblemen and kings used to choose for their holidays.Know More
Bairrada - Center of Portugal
Let yourself go with the diversity of landscapes on an itinerary that combines vineyards, the mountains, the river, and the sea, between the freshness of the beaches and the discovery of heritage.Know More
There are nine islands in which to explore nature, but on Pico, Graciosa and Terceira you should stay longer to discover the secrets of Azorean wine and flavours.Know More
Península de Setúbal - Lisboa and Alentejo
If you are unsure whether to choose mountain, sea, city, country or beach, explore this region that offers a wide range of experiences in an idyllic settingKnow More
Douro - Porto & the North
Follow the course of the Douro River from Porto to Barca d'Alva. Discover an enchanted valley and a vineyard landscape shaped by man over centuries.Know More
Távora-Varosa - Porto & the North
The Távora and Varosa rivers give their name to this region where a tour of the Cistercian monasteries will show how vine growing has been part of everyday life for centuries.Know More
Trás-os-Montes - Porto & the North
Take a trip off the beaten track to the north-east of Portugal and get to know a region of great traditions that mark the Portuguese identity.Know More
Where you can find the perfect combination between the relaxation of a few days on the beach, the discovery of history and heritage and a gastronomy inspired by the sea and the land.Know More
In Portugal's largest region, where time runs slowly, you can fully discover Portugal's heritage - natural, cultural and gastronomic.Know More
Dão - Center of Portugal
In the centre of Portugal, between mountains and rivers, combine thermal properties with the pleasures of good gastronomy. Both will certainly be part of your well-being.Know More
Madeira wine is just the motto to discover a paradise island, a refuge to regain energy and find the perfect combination of leisure, culture and gastronomy.Know More
Beira Interior - Center of Portugal
Slowly make your way through the mountain region, passing through ancient castles and traditional villages, where wine and cuisine are unrivalled.Know More