Wines from Estremadura

Bombarral

The Oeste is one of the largest winegrowing regions in Portugal and the World, producing aromatic full-bodied wines of precious alcoholic value. The south produces red wines, that are intense and lively while young, and balanced with a rare aroma after ageing; the north primarily produces deliciously fruity white wines.In tribute to this diversity, 1989 saw the creation of the Óbidos winegrowing zone, covering almost the entire area of the municipalities of Bombarral, Cadaval, Óbidos and Caldas da Rainha; and the Alenquer, Arruda and Torres winegrowing zone (covering the municipalities of Alenquer, Arruda dos Vinhos, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Torres Vedras), both with DOC seals (controlled denomination of origin).The region is also distinguished by the DOC production of “Light Wines”, with lower alcoholic content and Portugal’s only DOC-classified brandy – Aguardente Vínica from Lourinhã – together with more recent sparkling wines.

rota do vinho oeste

The “Oeste Vine and Wine Route”, a tourism circuit of tremendous potential, aims to reinforce and publicise the region’s tremendous cultural, tourism and economic wealth in this field.

The route includes around 25 vineyards, which open their doors to visitors, incorporated into three distinct circuits. In addition to offering spectacular vineyard landscapes the route also offers visitors the possibility to experience rural activities such as grape harvesting, visit different spaces of the wine cycle or taste some of the region’s most emblematic wines, accompanied by fine cheeses or convent sweets.

 

 

The “LINHAS DE TORRES” circuit retrace the movements of the Duke of Wellington and the Peninsular War.

The ÓBIDOS circuit mixes the medieval spirit of the Monastery of Alcobaça, the town of Óbidos, Queen D. Leonor’s exploits in Caldas da Rainha, the Quintas de Bombarral estates and the fresh air of the Montejunto mountains in Cadaval.

The QUINTAS DE ALENQUER circuit transports visitors to the emblematic atmosphere of 16th century estate and manor houses, the “crib town” of Alenquer and historical figures such as Pedro Álvares Cabral or Damião de Góis.

Taste and confirm. The pleasure is all yours!

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