Península de Setúbal

IG – Península de Setúbal / DOC – Setúbal and DOC – Palmela
General

Like Port, Madeira and Carcavelos, the Setúbal Peninsula is famous for its fortified wines from the Moscatel grape variety.

Wine Tourism

This region is proud of being the one to make and bottle the first Portuguese table wine. 

The Peninsula of Setúbal is a wine region which has a long winemaking history and very old traditions that are present when you visit any wineries of this area. These are stories which are told and brands that pass from generation to generation.

Since it’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and includes the Tagus and Sado rivers, and the Arrábida hills, the leisure activities on offer are endless and diverse. From a Tagus boat cruise, light trekking in Arrábida, to sunbathing at the beach or spending a morning exploring Setúbal’s market, these are only some of the things you should include in your wine trip.

Foodies will appreciate the local flagship dish – the famous fried cuttlefish - that goes remarkably well with any of the white wines produced in the region.

Cities to visit: Setúbal, Alcácer do Sal, Sines

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Main grape varieties

Main white varieties: Moscatel de Setúbal, Arinto

Main red varieties: Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Moscatel Roxo

Here the Moscatel fortified wine is the most emblematic and its unique flavor explains why. This wine has a good balance of acidity, floral aromas, orange peel, honey and butter, acquiring dry fruit aromas depending on the oak aging period. The white wines are very fresh and saline, while the reds have a good acidity and very intense red berry aromas.

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Location

WINERIES TO VISIT

Brejinho da Costa
Brejinho da Costa
Península de Setúbal
 
At Brejinho da Costa, the influence of the sea, the sandy soil, and the Mediterranean climate are the factors that lead to bold and modern wines.
 
Herdade Canal Caveira
Herdade Canal Caveira
Península de Setúbal
 
At the foot of the Grândola mountain range, a family with ties to the Bairrada region has conceived and created a wine project that aims to put the best of the Setubal region into bottles.
 
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