Second largest region and also the second largest wine producer Portugal . It is located in the center between the two regions Estremadura in the west and Alentejo in the east. The vineyards are located mostly in the flood-plain of the River Tagus and are watered in the winter of this artificially. The better locations are in the hinterland. This is also very high in vegetables, fruit and rice is grown. Previously, this was a pure mass-wine region, but since the DOC took place in 2000 classification, there is a qualitative upswing. Within the range are the (previously classified as IPR), six sub-areas Almeirim Cartaxo (Some of them in the Extremadura), Chamusca, Coruche, SantarÃ©m and Tomar. The entire region is under the name Tejo (Formerly Ribatejana) Vinho Regional classified as of local wines.
The predominant local grape varieties Arinto, Camarate (CastelÃ£o Nacional), Esgana CÃ£o, Fernao Pires, Jampal, Malvasia Fina (Assario), Malvasia Rei (Palomino), Periquita (CastelÃ£o Frances), Rabo de Ovelha, Talia (Ugni Blanc), Tamarez , Tinta Avarela (Trincadeira), Tinta MiÃºda, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira the Pratas and vitality. Ribatejo is one but the Portuguese territories, where international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc grown on a large scale. Producers are Bright Brothers (Fiuza & Bright), Falua Alorna Quinta, Quinta da Lagoalva, Quinta do Casal Branco and Terra de Lobos.