The name Trás-os-Montes means “behind the hills” and refers to the region’s location: beyond the Marão and Alvão mountain ranges, north of the river Douro. It is an area of mountains with very diverse landscapes.. The scenery changes quickly, between green valleys, hills, woods, olive groves, vineyards, almond trees or other fruit trees. It is divided into three sub-regions: Chaves, Valpaços and Planalto Mirandês.

The red wines from this region have a high intensity of color, and are aromatically very fruity. They are structured, and despite the normally high alcohol content, they have a correct fixed acidity. Robust but pleasant and very balanced wines.
White wines have an aromatic balance with great intensity of light floral and fruity aromas, correct and not very pronounced acidity.

Climate: The climate is dry and very hot in summer, but temperatures go below 0ºC in winter.

Soil: Granitic with here and there the odd patch of schist.


Historic vines
In Trás-os-Montes, vine growing is secular. There are references that show wine was produced during the roman occupation of the area. These wines were known for their great quality.

Beyond wine
The region of Trás-os-Montes is also famous for its medicinal waters.

Source: Infovini, Wines of Portugal and Comissão Vitivinícola da Região

Main grapes varieties


  1. Chaves
  2. Valpaços
  3. Planalto Mirandês
Trás-os-montes: sub-regions

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