An explosion of international interest has transformed Portugal over the past 10 years. It was voted as the “Best Tourist Destination in Europe” for the fifth time in a row in the World Travel Awards 2022 and has become a paradise for freelancing nomads and tech entrepreneurs. It is also a melting pot of winemaker and culinary talent, where pioneers are expanding the boundaries of Portuguese wine and food, reviving ancestral techniques whilst finding new ways to express the diversity of unique regional terroirs; from the mountainous Douro, Trás-os-Montes and Dão to the wild Atlantic Bairrada, Lisbon and Azores.
Portugal has a long culture and tradition of winemaking, with a focus on quality as opposed to quantity. You will probably know it for its port wines, or for easy drinking Vinho Verde, but Portugal’s dynamic wine scene has been gathering more and more admirers for the outstanding quality, variety, and unique character of its wines, which are made from over 250 native grape varieties and from 14 wine regions.
FESTA Bottle Shop, conceived by Bar Douro, is on a mission to celebrate Portugal’s dynamic wine scene in the UK. Home to the UK’s largest and best range of Portuguese wines, with over 150 wines in total, FESTA celebrate pioneering growers and cutting-edge makers. Journey through Portugal and discover the country's diverse wine regions, native grape varieties, and heritage techniques. What is Portuguese red wine? Discover elegant Vinho Tinto’s (red wine) from the Dão, iconic ports from the Douro Valley, fresh Vinho Verde from the north, delicious Espumantes (sparkling) from Bairrada or mineral Vinho Branco (white wine) from the Azores.