Did you know that Portugal is the largest wine consumer in the world? Not surprisingly, the country has several regions where wine tourism is possible. The most famous is the Douro Valley, where wine production dates back more than 2,000 years. This is where the famous Port wine is made, accompanied by some of the greatest wine-making houses in the world.
The beautiful region offers several 5-star hotels, rural tourism and even wine estates where you can enjoy the best of two worlds. These adorn the winding river that gives the area its name, Douro. Besides the fantastic cuisine, the north of Portugal offers some of the best experiences tailored for wine lovers, in and outdoors.
It is possible to take guided tours to farms, taste wine directly from the producers, or even enjoy a hotel’s wine library. It’s not by accident that Forbes claims Portugal’s Douro Valley should be your next wine trip. We can’t help but agree!
By chartering a private jet, you may also get to know the wine routes near the capital, Lisbon. From here, discover the Setubal peninsula and the inland Alentejo, one of Portugal’s largest wine producers. The contrasts couldn’t be more obvious in the landscape and the wine’s body.
The country offers many historical landmarks dating back to the Roman Empire, which blend into the splendid landscape of perfect vineyards that cover the horizon. A paradise for wine lovers, indeed.