Winning wines

Wines from the Algarve region made a positive impression at the international wine competition, Wine Masters Challenge 2009, held in Estoril at the end of March.

Seven different brands of wine came away with accolades with the Paxá Tinto 2007, from Paxá Wines Lda based in Silves and Tapada da Torre Reserva Tinto 2007 from Quinta do Morgado da Torre in Alvor, both receiving the Gold Vine Leaf award.

President of the Algarve tourism board (ERTA), António Pina, said: “These awards show the quality of Algarve wines and the strong cultural heritage of wine in the region.”