Algarve VR

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Algarve is a Portuguese wine region covering the same areas as its namesake region. The region is classified as a Vinho Regional (VR), a designation similar to a French vin de pays region. Located on the southern coast of Portugal, the region's wine industry is driven by the local tourist economy with very few wines being exported.[1]

Wine regions[edit]

Within the Algarve region there are 4 major wine regions. Listed from west to east, these are:[1]


The principle grapes of the Algarve region includes Arinto, Baga, Castelao Nacional, Fernao Pires, Periquita, Rabo de Ovelha, Tinta Amarela, Trincadeira das Pratas, Ugni blanc and Vital.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 329-333 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8