The capital of Portugal and the centre of a multifaceted region, it is home to cities as diverse as Cascais, Lisbon, Palmela, Sesimbra, Setúbal and Sintra. The course of time and history has left a legacy of medieval castles, Renaissance palaces, manor houses, churches, chapels, convents and shrines that allow you to meet the world of yesteryear. Throughout its territory, the region has a number of natural areas that represent a remarkable extension (around 600 ha) of parks, reserves and protected areas, beaches and seaside resorts that combine 20th century villas and hotels with marinas and sports facilities, especially golf and water sports, and many surfing spots.
With vines first cultivated by the Phoenicians and then expanded by the religious orders (Benedictines, Cluny and Cistercians), the wine-growing vocation of the Lisbon region was soon established. Today it is synonymous with plurality, mirrored by the groups into which its wines are divided, from fortified to still. The first vines on the Iberian Peninsula were planted on the Setúbal Peninsula around 2,000 BC, starting a tradition that was renewed in 1907 with the demarcation of the Setúbal Muscatel Region. No other region has so many geographical differences, with the existence of plains, mountains and hillsides, as well as the Sado and Tejo rivers and the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
Wines of Lisboa and of the Setúbal Peninsula
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