Palmela is one of the oldest wine producing regions in Portugal. In the town’s first royal charter from 1185, there is already a reference to the vines and wines of this region, one of the biggest in Portugal. The traditional red wine grape variety Castelão and the whites of Fernão Pires and Muscatel have won countless international awards, mainly through the investment and renewal of the major wineries. You’ll find the headquarters of the regional wine route here, where you can book visits and tastings to suit your interests. It’s worth getting to know this area rich in producers and products, where the red wines are smooth and spicy and the whites flowery. And, of course, no tasting is complete without sampling a glass of muscatel, which is as smooth and sweet as the rolling hills where the grapes are grown.