Beiras VR

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Beiras region within Portugal

Beiras 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 in the northern regions of Portugal, Beiras produces wines of every imaginable style including sparkling and fortified wines but quality varies dramatically depending on producer and region.[1]

Wine regions[edit]

Within the Beiras region there exists the following wine regions at IPR or DOC level:[1]


The principle grapes of the Beiras region includes Arinto, Baga, Bastardo, Borrado das Moscas, Camarate, Sercial, Fernão Pires, Jaen, Malvasia, Marufo, Monvedro, Periquita, Rabo de Ovelha, Rufete, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional 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
  2. ^ Official Journal of the European Union C 187/1, 8.8.2009: List of quality wines produced in specified regions (reflects situation as of July 31, 2009)