Lisbon is one of the best wine travel destinations of 2019 for Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast magazine exposed the top 10 of the best 2019 destinations for wine lovers who also love to travel. The city of Lisbon is part of this special list along with Tasmania (Australia), Temecula Valley (California), Maipo Valley (Chile), Thessaloniki (Greece), Lake Garda (Italy), Bangkok (Thailand), Lavaux (Switzerland), Seattle (Washington) and Beaujolais (France).
"Formerly known as Estremadura, the coastal wine region of Lisboa and its small subappellations are reflective of the vinous diversity found throughout Portugal. Today, it stands at the intersection of heritage preservation and welcomed change. The area is named for Lisbon, the closest key city and export hub. Until recently, it was one of Europe’s last great undiscovered regions, but its photo-worthy facades, sea-wide vistas, sprawling vineyards and the iconic Belém Tower are now portrayed prominently on social media channels. And let’s not overlook all of the delicious local wines to be enjoyed. —Lauren Mowery ".