The team from the Portuguese Tourist Office was present yesterday at the embassy to present an innovative event dedicated to the promotion of wine tourism. His Excellency, the Portuguese Ambassador to France, did not hesitate to evoke the long history of wines in Portugal with modesty and conviction.
Portuguese wine connects you to the heart of history, culture and tradition. Local wines can seem like unknown masterpieces hidden beneath the charms of ancient architecture and beautiful coastline. If French travelers come in first position for holidays in Portugal, they are still not in the Top 10 for oenological discoveries. All that remains is to introduce this wealth to travelers in France.
Wine and Travel Week: February 18 to 25, 2024
“Wine Travel Week” will be a major wine tourism event, bringing together professionals and influential decision-makers from around the world. The 2024 program promises to meet all expectations and needs, offering an intense week of networking and unique experiences. A real week of celebration throughout Portugal. Professionals and amateurs are expected to taste the best wines of the country.
Discover Portugal in a different way
The program includes several wine tourism experiences, segmented by the different categories of participants, both in the city of Porto and throughout the national territory. Of course, Portuguese gastronomy will be present.
The best wine regions of Portugal that one can visit
1 – The Douro Valley is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world and creates a majestic ambiance, with vineyards stretching over steep cliffs that plunge down to the winding banks of the Douro River.
2 – The Alentejo region is a wine paradise and a paradise that captures the sun of the Iberian Peninsula. The sky helps shape the flavor of wines almost as famous as those of the Douro Valley, with winemakers creating rich, smooth and balanced products in eight sub-regions.
Lisbon Not only is the capital of Portugal and one of the best places to visit in the country, but it is also a fantastic wine destination with nine sub-regions that capture a particular essence of the country’s character.
Minho province is home to the famous Vinho Verdes, the green wine known for its flirtatious sparkle and light body. The Wine Route crisscrosses the region visiting various towns and vineyards known for producing wines with patience for aging.
Bairrada is a blend of local and international grape varieties for a completely unique combination in a landscape that has shaped vines and gastronomy. The cuisine pairs perfectly with wine for a tantalizing blend of flavors only found in a region sculpted by mountains, Atlantic beaches and a maritime climate.
The Dao is not the most famous wine region in Portugal, but it is one of the oldest. Vines grown at altitude create dynamic flavors shaped by the temperate mountain climate.
Madeira embodies a tropical paradise, with sensational landscapes, magnificent climate and iconic fortified wine. The unique process of making Madeira only adds to the majestic property of a wine that can go from sweet to dry.
Beyond wine, gastronomy is always present
As you may have read, there is a very qualified wine tourism offer in Portugal, often associated with rural tourism and charming hotels located in privileged locations. In addition to wines, you can enjoy other homemade products, such as fruits and jams, cheeses, olive oils, artisan pastries and typical local gastronomy.