Lisbon

 

Fresh sea breezes keep the windmills turning in this charming, hilly coastal region to the west and north of Lisbon. They also keep the vineyards cool, especially on the seaward side. The Lisbon region (which was known as Estremadura until the 2008 vintage) has more DOC’s than any other wine region of Portugal; a total of nine, of which one is for aguardente (brandy) rather than wine. There are a growing number of private wine estates. Many excellent wines are also sold as Vinho Regional Lisbon.