What is your favorite choice of wine? Is it the expensive Barbera, Malbec, or Chardonnay? If you are looking to sample other varieties, Portuguese wines offer a fresh, tasty alternative. These wines are blended from rare grape varietals, that only grow on the steep slopes of the Douro Valley of this Iberian nation. In other words, Portuguese wines tick all the right boxes.

So, why you should give up your favored Spanish Tempranillo for Portuguese Touriga Franca? Below is a literal tour of tasty Portuguese wines.

If you are a wine enthusiast, you must have heard of the famous Port from Portugal. This sweet tasting wine is blended from grapes that are native to the Douro River Valley. The wine is further mixed with grape spirits that give it a delicious flavor and aroma.

Portuguese Wineries operate under a strict code of operation and wine processing. As an enthusiast, you only get the finest wines, that leave your taste buds wishing for more.

Unlike other countries, the majority of Portuguese wines are produced from vines within the country. The most popular grape growing region is the Douro Valley, that is classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Compared to the likes of the French vintage wines, and Spanish Tempranillo, Portuguese wines are cheaper but still offer the same quality taste as the more expensive varieties.

While sweet port occupies a central spot on the world’s wine lists, it isn’t the only variety from Portugal. We also have Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and the full-flavored Alicante Bouschet, that you should check out in your next wine tasting escapade.