Garden of Lisbon
Viniculture has been practised in the Tejo region since the 14th century. Until 2009 it was known as Ribatejo. The Tejo wine region is located in the north-east of Lisbon, bordering the Alentejo to the west and Lisboa to the east. It got its name from the river of the same name, the Tejo, which shapes the landscape. The land by the river is very fertile due to the flooding in winter and therefore unsuitable for viticulture. Behind it, however, the soils become barren and sandy. In this hilly country, wines of very good quality are cultivated. The grapes ripen early and quickly, resulting in a low yield and very good quality.
The white wines are fruity on the palate and well balanced. Typical grapes are Fernão Pires and Arinto. The red wines captivate with their elegance, colour intensity and great variety of aromas. Most red wines are produced in Castelão, Trincadeira and Touriga Nacional.