some world class wines
Well known for its port, Portugal should really be better appreciated for its wines, which are invariably excellent. No visit to northern Portugal would be complete without a trip up the stunning Douro river valley, a unique landscape of steep rolling hillsides neatly terraced with vineyards. You can visit various quintas (wine estates) around the riverside town of Peso da Régua, the hub of excellent Douro’s river cruises. Other regions of the country also produce wonderful wines. The university town of Évora, whose ancient centre is another UNESCO World Heritage site, is the headquarters of the Alentejo Wine Route, which can direct you to the best local wine estates, such as Esporão.