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Alentejo Wine Tourism Guide

The Alentejo is one of Portugal’s most important wine regions. With over ten percent of the country’s vineyards it continues to stand out as one of the favourite regions for both Portuguese and foreign consumers. The region is home to local Portuguese varietals and those from abroad, including Aragonez, Alfrocheiro, Alicante Bouschet, Castelão, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Moreto, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, among the reds, and Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, Fernão Pires, Manteúdo, Perrum, Rabo de Ovelha, Tamarez, Trincadeira das Pratas, Viosinho, Verdelho e Chardonnay, among the whites. The red wines are full-bodied and rich in tannins with strong hints of forest fruits on the nose, and the whites are generally smooth, with aromas of tropical fruit.

With such good wines to offer, it is not surprising that the Alentejo should have all the necessary ingredients for the development of wine-based tourism.

It is indeed one of the best regions in Portugal in this regard, and offers a wide array of wineries, restaurants and hotels.

The food is excellent and there is no shortage of good wine, the hardest part is choosing what to pick!

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