Portugal is renowned for its wines and fortified port wines. Tours head off from Lisbon to the surrounding vineyards and wineries, where you can see how the wines are made, get a feel for the centuries-old winemaking traditions and, most importantly, taste the fine wines produced here.
Pair wines with Portugal’s famous Azeitao cheese, or visit the Herdade do Esporao estate in Reguengos de Monsaraz to sip award-winning oak-aged wines. At Quinta de Santana in Mafra, wines are served in the picturesque surroundings of rolling hills striped with vines, providing glimpses of the sea.
Of course, you don’t need to leave Lisbon to sample a good drop. The city’s atmospheric wine bars serve sparkling whites and ruby reds accompanied by Portuguese tapas like sausage and olives, or garlicky prawns and clams.