Land of Amazing Wines 1600 to Today
Portugal has undiscovered potential for amazing wines. The wines are crafted from about 300 of Portugal’s indigenous grape varietals. Portuguese wines go back 4,000 years to the ancient Phoenicians who established colonies across the Mediterranean and planted vines along the way. During the Renaissance times, Portugal was a leading exporter of wines throughout Europe. Port wine was created in 1600’s in the Douro Valley by adding brandy to the table wine to prevent it from spoiling on hot, bumpy trips around Europe. Today in the world markets, the Portuguese wines are emerging as quality wines offering a tremendous value.