The region changed designation in 2009 from Estremadura to Lisboa. José Neiva Correia born, live and produce here the main offer of the DFJ wines.
The Lisbon region holds an important place in the Portuguese wine landscape, on account of the extension of its vineyards but specially because of the quality of its wines and brandies.
Vine-growing in Portugal goes back to before the Roman occupation. It was developed in the Middle Ages by the various religious congregations that settled in the country, and acquired an increasingly important place in the economy and culture of the region.
The first denominated regions to created were Carcavelos, Colares and Bucelas, all three located on the outskirts of Lisbon, producing wines with completely different characteristics, but all of then with remarkable tipicity and quality.
Further north, we find large stretches of vineyards planted on the slopes and hills that characterise the region: The wines from this region bear the controlled denomination of Alenquer, Arruda and Torres Vedras, and have been obtaining due recognition.
Close to the sea we find the delimited region of Lourinhã which produces quality wine – brandies.
The wine production region of Óbidos, known for its distinctive red and white wines, and recently for its sparkling wines, stands a little up north.
The northern limit of the Lisboa region runs from the hills of Serra de Aire to the sea. The vast wine region although divided into small parcels of land produces wines with the controlled appellation of origin of Encostas d’ Aire.
Besides the DOC wines mentioned above, the region produces a considerable volume of certified wine under the appellation “Regional Wine of Lisbon”, including light wine, which we point out on account of its specific characteristics.
The different land formation, the soils, climate, grape varieties and will of man account for the wide variety of wines produced in Lisbon Region. This is so much so that one can always find the right wine to go with any occasion.