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Beiras

Region in northern Portugal with the three landscapes Beira Alta, Beira Baxa and Beira Litoral. The area also classified as Vinho Regional (VR) stretches from the border of Spain in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Viniculture has an ancient tradition here, which was already cultivated in the early Middle Ages by the Benedictine and Cistercian orders in the numerous monasteries. Within this large area are the Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Encostas da Aire (IPR, a small part of which is in the region of Extremadura), Lafões and Távora-Varosa. Mostly autochthonous varieties are cultivated (the vine variety tables are listed under the respective areas). A large part of the production is made up of white wines, which serve as base wines for sparkling wines. In Taoruca lies the oldest and largest Portuguese sparkling wine cellar Caves Murganheira. Other well-known producers are Entre Serras, Kemper Julia and Quinta da Foz do Arouce.

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