Tejo

IG – Tejo / DOC – Do Tejo
General

Formerly known as Ribatejo, this used to be a region known for producing wine in bulk and far less for its quality. Today it is known merely as the Tejo (Tagus), the largest Portuguese river, and famous for its Lusitano horse breed and its wonderful wines!

Wine Tourism

As for wine tourism, horse riding among the vineyards is one of the best experiences as this is the area of the country with the greatest equestrian tradition. But there’s a lot more… Watching the numerous species of birds that inhabit the Natural Reserve and visiting the rice fields, are some of the activities you can also do in this region!

This part of the Tejo is very different from the one you see next to the city of Lisbon. It is a greener, wilder Tejo where you can live experiences closer to nature, such as boat trips with a stop for a quiet lunch by the river. The Tejo region also has good fish that the local Chefs know how to cook in the best way.

Cities to visit: Santarém, Abrantes and Tomar

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Main grape varieties

Main white varieties: Fernão Pires, Arinto 

Main red varieties: Castelão, Aragonês

The landscape is rather flat and marshy and was therefore named Lezíria (The Marsh). Here in the Lezíria, you will find the Portuguese rice fields alongside copious acres of vineyard. The Tejo white wines are very fresh and fragrant, reminding us of the large forest areas found in this region. The reds are dry and full bodied and have strong wild blackberry flavours.

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Location

WINERIES TO VISIT

ODE Winery
ODE Winery
Tejo
 
The ODE Winery, located 1 hour from Lisbon in Ribatejo, is a century old winery renowned for its wines with minimal intervention. Promoting sustainability and respect for the environment, the fusion of wine and nature provides memorable and unique m
 
Quinta da Lagoalva
The Quinta da Lagoalva is a very large agricultural estate, with a lot of history that produces wines of excellence and provides a number of interesting experiences.
 
Quinta São João Batista
The Quinta São João Batista has an incredible barrel collection and makes unique and distinguished character Tejo wines.
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