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Douro and Dão are the regions featured in the Wines of Portugal Contest 2021

Wines of Portugal | 24 May '21
Douro and Dão are the regions featured in the Wines of Portugal Contest 2021
More than 1,400 wines registered for the 8th edition of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, an initiative of ViniPortugal that aims to distinguish the diversity and excellence of Portuguese wines.

More than 1,400 wines registered for the 8th edition of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, an initiative of ViniPortugal that aims to distinguish the diversity and excellence of Portuguese wines. After a thorough evaluation by national and international experts, the jury awarded a total of 419 medals, of which 35 in the category of Great Gold, 103 of Gold and 281 of Silver. The most awarded region was the Douro, which reached a total of 12 medals, followed by the regions of Dão and Alentejo.

The winners received the prizes at the Awards Ceremony of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, which took place, in a digital format, this past Friday night, May 21st, Live from the “Convento de Jesus”, in Setúbal.

The higher awards of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, which distinguished the best among the 35 wines awarded with Great Gold Medal, were:

Best Wine of the year
Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha da Francisca Red 2018 | Douro | Aveleda

Best Fortified Wine of the Year
Porto Kopke Harvest 1966 | Douro | Sogevinus fine wines

Best Red Varietal Wine of the Year
Grande Rocim Alicante Bouschet, Red 2017 | Alentejo | Nag

Best White Varietal Wine of the Year
Falconry Vinhas Velhas White 2018 - Fernão Pires | Tagus | White Couple

Best Red Wine (Blend) of the Year
Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha da Francisca Red 2018 | Douro | Aveleda

Best White Wine (Blend) of the Year
Quinta do Sobreiró de Cima Reserva Branco 2019 | Trás-os-Montes | Quinta do Sobreiró

Best Sparkling Wine of the Year
Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores Sparkling Wine Encruzado | Give | Global Wines

The complete list of winners is available on the website of the Wines of Portugal Contest and can be consulted here.

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