Lisboa, named after the capital city of Portugal, and once a region of wines made from co-operatives, with today many wineries maximizing the unique qualities of the region.
Lisboa presents a gorgeous and diverse landscape, containing everything from undulating lush green terrains, to steep and desolate mountain ranges of Candeeiros and Montejunto.
To the south there are wide plains made up of limestone soils or sand flank, and to the north the fertile and heavily wooded lands of the Tagus River Valley.
Lisboa is a long, thin region running up beside the Atlantic with a relatively mild climate. Temperatures are moderate, for the most part. The region in itself is largely and constantly influenced by strong winds due to the close proximity to the Atlantic currents. Summers are mild and winters are fresh, while areas that are further from the shore tend to be colder.
The soils in the region, particularly in the Bucelas area, are a combination of hard limestone and marl.
The main traditional red varieties are Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelao, Touriga Franca, Tourgia Nacional, and Trincadeira; the whites are mainly Arinto, Fernao Pires, and Malvasia.