Located in the heart of Portugal.
It has a very rich heritage, namely Manueline monasteries and Roman ruins, to Gothic castles.
It is also famous for its vineyards and olive groves, cork oaks and Lusitanian horses.
It is one of the oldest wine producing areas in the country.
There are vineyards here that date back to Roman times, mainly in the coastal areas.
Terroirs are distinctive in this region, with its plains and riverbanks being an ideal terrain for growing these native Portuguese grapes.
Quality and balance are the dominant characteristics in the wine from this area, marked by its diversity of styles, tastes and budgets.
Tejo’s native grape varieties include Touriga nacional, as well as Trincadeira, Castelão, and Aragonese.
The Fernão Pires and Arinto grape varieties produce refreshing white wine.
It should be noted that this style of grape varieties are very complex and proliferate in specific environments as in the case of Tejo, maintaining natural acidity with balanced wines and fruity characteristics.
The old villages of this area, with unique and specific stories, however with a common goal, the production of high quality wines and as already mentioned with unique productions that this region provides.
With several collaborations between various producers, where traditions are still very much alive, such as treading the grapes by foot, harvesting by the communities and with a great sense of mutual help among them.
The cork also comes from this region, with the same cork that has existed in the region for many generations.
We then find 3 sub-regions:
Sub region composed of highlands with hills and plains, located in the northern part of the Tagus River.
Characterized by sandy soils, it forces the vines to have an extra resistance to subsist in these conditions, producing more complex fruit, adding higher temperatures where the grapes ripen faster.
Located on the left bank of the Tagus River, its proximity to the river offers a maritime climate, with balanced temperatures and fruity characteristics, acidity and freshness. The proximity to the river also allows the constant irrigation of the soils and thus giving sustenance to the vines.
The heritage and experience of wines in this era, combined with investment and experimentation and modern approaches, make the perfect combination to reduce costs, create new variants, and create wines that add more to an everyday, day-to-day experience.