Portugal is known not only for its climate and its beaches, but also for its wines and their quality, which is reflected in the numerous prizes awarded to Portuguese wines in international competitions.
The offer of Portuguese wines is quite broad and although Portugal is a small country in terms of area is one of the world's largest producers of this precious liquid.
In Portugal wine is produced in practically the whole territory, however there are 14 (fourteen) wine regions scattered throughout the country (islands included) whose function is to recognize the capacity and quality of grape and wine production in each of the regions.
It should be noted that the whole process of wine production has undergone great changes in terms of technology, which has been reflected in an increase in the quantity and, above all, in the quality of the wine produced in the various Portuguese wine-growing regions.
The cellars have been reformulated and modernized, becoming today works of architecture that harmoniously integrate into the sublime landscapes of the vineyard.
The wine producers invested in their farms and estates, rehabilitating and expanding them, giving rise to modern wine tourism units.
Wine tourism aims to enhance tourism experiences related to wine, vineyards, wineries and all the wine culture and heritage, genuine values that are increasingly sought after by tourists.
In Portugal, the offer in the segment of wine tourism is very wide and of great quality, there are innumerable hotel units integrated in the estates and properties where the wine is actually produced. This allows the tourist to enjoy the wines and all the activities related to wine, as well as local products such as fruit, olive oils or cheeses, and can enjoy the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of each wine region. wine tourism.
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