To the north of the Portuguese capital, along the Atlantic coast, the vineyards extend by the gentle hills until they are out of sight. The diversity marks this region. Sea and mountains influence the wines produced in this territory. Both vast areas of vineyards along the coast, and covered slopes along the hills of Montejunto and Aires e Candeeiros are found here. It is in the center of this region that we find the largest areas of vineyards in Arruda dos Vinhos, Alenquer, Torres Vedras and Óbidos. Lourinhã is of particular interest by being traditionally a production area of wine spirits.
Wines with Designation of Origin, fortified wines, light, table wines, sparkling wines and wine spirit and grape marc spirit confirm the wine aptitude of this region. The white wines are aromatic, full and of persistent flavor. The red shows balance and structure. In this region the white grapes dominate Alicante Branco, Arinto, Fernão Pires or Malvasia and reds Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira.
Only in Lisbon there are many places to visit. Downtown Pombal, the World Heritage Site monuments, neighborhoods, museums, gardens, the Tejo River ... Leaving the capital, we must expect the tranquility of the countryside, the beauty of the beaches, the history of farms and wineries. The path of Quintas de Alenquer is a good one to get to know the wine territory. To complete the visit, also follow the tracks of the path of Óbidos, by the municipalities of Bombarral, Cadaval and Caldas da Rainha, and the paths of Linhas de Torres, by the lands of Arruda dos Vinhos and Torres Vedras.