Portugal | Bairrada

Vineyards of Campolargo in the Bairrada Wine Region of Portugal

The Bairrada wine region of Portugal is located in the south of Área de Beira Interior, and has Portugal's highest designation as Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC). It is a small, coastal area in the wider region of Beira Atlântico that is bordered on the northeast by Lafões IPR and on the east by Dão DOC.

In the region, two different philosophies coexist: the classic style wines, mainly based on the Baga grape variety, alongside the new bairradino wines, based on a variety of national and international grape varieties, including the international ones Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

The predominant white grape variety is Fernão Pires (known as Maria Gomes in the region), followed by Arinto, Bical, Cercial and Rabo de Ovelha. The reds are dominated by the Baga grape variety, followed by the Alfrocheiro, Tinta Pinheira and Touriga Nacional varieties.