From Algarve beaches to the breath-taking mountains of the north, Portugal is a land of contrasts. In between lie verdant floodplains, rolling plains and cork forests, wetland reserves… The east is dry and continental, the west milder, ocean-influenced, greener, especially the lush north west. Today, the country is linked and united as never before by fine new roads, just one sign of the prosperity that has spread across Portugal from the late '80s onwards. But tradition still lies at Portugal's heart. Families spend time together, eat long meals together. Friends enjoy festivals, dancing, fado, café culture and eating out.
Food and wine are fundamental in Portugal. The occasional modern restaurant apart, tradition rules, hearty portions of local dishes, meat, hams, chorizos game in season, magnificent fish and seafood, the beloved salted Cod (bacalhau), copious bread from Alentejo, rice and potatoes, and a bottle of olive oil always at the ready.
Portugal's winemakers have been equally conservative in one respect, keeping faith with their grapes. And no wonder! Portugal's varieties are unique, with thrillingly different flavours. Yet quality-wise there has been no resting on traditional laurels. A quarter-century of investment, education, open-mindedness and flair has meant explosive change. Choice has multiplied too. Alongside co-ops and large companies.
From north to south, from east to west, from mountain to maritime vineyards, hot and dry or cool and green. In every style, from fizz to port, from crisp dry whites & greens to elegant reds, in so many diverse ways, Portuguese wines are one of a kind some even say the best quality wines in the world.
With Portugal360 Tours you will have a wine tasting experience that you will not find anywhere else. On the customised tours section, you will find a wide choice of vineyards from the north to south of Portugal. If you don't really know where to go to but you are still very curious about all the different kinds of historical and beautiful vineyards Portugal has to offer we offer you the possibility to completely customise your vineyards visits or even make a vineyard program for a group with everything included.