A fertile region with quality wines

What you should know about Tejo:
- Climate varies across the region
- Vines grow in "leziria" soils which are fertile and produce quality wines
- Some producers work direct to co-operatives
- Producers who privilege quality above all, grow in the border of Alentejo (where it is hot, dry and has a sandy soil known as "charneca" )
- Across Tejo river, towards the border with Lisboa region by the mountains of the Encostas de Aire, there are clay soils
- In the west part of Tejo, sea affects the climate, making it wetter, windier and cooler

The region has a wide range of white grape varieties:
- Fernão Pires
- Alicante Branco
- Arinto
- Tália
- Trincadeira das Pratas
- Vital

It also has many traditional red grapes:
- Castelão
- Trincadeira
- Aragonez
- Touriga Nacional
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot


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