The Tejo region is located in the very heart of Portugal, Not far from the capital city of Lisbon.
Pulsing with a rich heritage, Tejo claims a bounty of historical treasures scanning the pages of time, from Roman ruins and Gothic castles, to Manueline monasteries and medieval hilltop villages. To the Portuguese, Tejo is known as the land of vineyards, olive groves, cork forests, Mertolengo cattle, and the famous Lusitano horses. Viticulture has deep roots in Tejo and it is heralded as one of the oldest wine producing regions in the country.
These indigenous grapes thrive in the Tejo region’s warm climate and complex soils, while retaining high natural acidity, to produce balanced wines with bright fruit characteristics.
Tejo’s native red grapes include the bold Touriga Nacional Portugal’s most famous varietal as well as Trincadeira, Castelão and Aragonês. The aromatic Fernão Pires and the lively Arinto produce some of the region’s most refreshing white wines.