The name Vinho Verde, or "green wine," refers to the youthful style of this refreshing white wine, not the color!
   
Coincidentally, this "green wine" hails from the Minho region, among the greenest and most lush landscapes in all of Portugal.
   

Among the most popular white grapes for Vinho Verde are Alvarinho, Trajadura, Loureiro and Pederña, which are indigenous to Portugal. Look tough to pronounce? Give them a try!

Alvarinho – al-vah-ree-nyoh
Trajadura – trah-zjah-du-rah
Loureiro – Loh-ray-roo
Pedernã – peh-dehr-nyah