Portugal is a wonderful wine country in many ways. Not least because it is unrelentingly focusing on Iberian grape varieties. The only French grape that is included in the top-10 list is Syrah, and it is in the 10th place. There is an immense variety of grapes. The 10 most grown only account for 55% of the entire vine surface of the country.
The most planted grape varieties in Portugal, in hectares, as well as upward or downward trends.
- Tempranillo / Tinta Roriz / Aragonese, red, 18,000 ha (up)
- Touriga Franca, red, 15,000 ha (up)
- Castelão, red, 13,000 (down)
- Fernão Pires, white 13,000 ha (down)
- Touriga Nacional, red, 12,000 ha (up)
- Trincadeira, red 11 000 ha (down)
- Baga, red, 7,000 ha (down)
- Síria / Roupeiro, white, 7,000 ha (down)
- Arinto, white, 6,000 ha (up)
- Syrah, red, 6,000 ha (up)
- Other grape varieties, 91 000 ha
- Total area 199 000 hectares