Lisboa Wine Region is a long and thin region running  North from Lisboa beside the Atlantic Ocean. Wind is inevitably a strong feature beside the coast and no wonder that coastal vines are wind-stressed and hard pressed to ripen their grapes. Just a little way inland, however, a backbone of hill and mountain ranges offers some protection to many eastern parts of the Lisboa region.  

It is right on this area that a number of top wine estates from Lisboa are in or around the DOC regions of Bucelas for the Arinto based white wines and Alenquer, tucked in to the southeast Montejunto mountain range, and therefore a little warmer, a little less windy and wet. Grapes can ripen well, and specially red wines can be of top class.