Promoted by the Alentejo Regional Wine Commission (CVRA), based in Évora, the initiative, which the promoters consider “one of the most important events in the wine sector in Portugal”, will take place at the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB).
In the 13th edition of “Vinhos do Alentejo em Lisboa”, highlighted the CVRA, “wine lovers will have the opportunity to taste more than 450 wines produced by 56 producers from the Alentejo region”.
“The showcase for the dissemination of Alentejo wines honours the region's commitment to sustainability”, as materials and stalls from events held last year in Lisbon and Porto are reused, he said.
In addition to tastings, on June 2, the program includes seminars and lectures related to the grape varieties and the particularities of wines from the region and Talha Wine, with Luís Pedro Amorim, director of the Chamber of Tasters of the CVRA.
On the 3rd, several Alentejo producers with sustainable production certification and the executive director of the Forest Stewardship Council Portugal, Joana Faria, will participate in sessions on sustainability and good practices in vineyards and wineries.
The Alentejo is the national leader in certified wines, with around 40% of the total value of sales in a universe of 14 wine regions in Portugal.
With a vineyard area of 23.3 thousand hectares, 30% of its production is destined for export to five main destinations, namely Brazil, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom and Poland.