Are you planning a trip to Faro, or maybe travelling to somewhere else in sunny Portugal? No matter where you’re going, there is plenty to do in Faro and beyond. Aside from beautiful beaches and local attractions, there plenty of great day trips to embark upon and explore. If you enjoy a nice glass of wine, then you’re in luck. Portugal is well know for its wine routes, and the country itself has a strong history of growing and producing wine since the age of the Roman Empire. Keep reading to discover more about the stunning wine routes of Portugal.
For example, one of the most well-known wine routes in Portugal is the Vinho Verde route. This route starts in the north and goes down from the Minho to the Douro river. There are many vineyards and historic towns along the Vinho Verde including Braga and Guimarães – a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site. The wines in this area are known for their boldness as well as their light and refreshing tastes.
The Douro River Route
The stunning Douro Valley is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The banks of the Douro is also the original home of port wines, making it a naturally delightful treat if you love a good glass of port. The Port Wine Route will take you along the majestic hillsides along the river and through the beautifully stunning countryside. There are many vineyards that run tasting events, as well as places to stay as you travel along the Douro
If you’re traveling inland or perhaps staying a bit further north, there are still a number of exquisite wine routes including along The River Dão. There is a valley in this region that has been cultivated wine and vines since the 12th century. The wines grown in this valley are often know for the softer more elegant flavours, and of course, there are many beautiful vineyards to visit.
The routes mentioned above are just a taste of what you will find on your journey across the wine routes of Portugal. There are so many fantastic vineyards and exquisite wines to try, and what better place to enjoy a glass of wine than the beautiful, sunny Portuguese countryside? If you’re flying out to Faro this summer and planning to enjoy the stunning wine routes, take a look at our website before you fly. We have live flight information, hotel information, car hire details and more to help you stay informed.