In the northwest of Porto, Minho is a green area, refreshed by many rivers and beautiful historic cities like Viana do Castelo, Braga, Guimaraes or Ponte de Lima, the oldest city in Portugal. The entire region and area is named for Vinho Verde which can be enjoyed here in blends or single varietal wines of Alvarinho and Loureiro, but Vinho Verde can also be red and accompanies perfectly some of the typical dishes of this region. In the manor houses of noble origins you will find the most genuine Portuguese hospitality and a very unique way of living, with a strong connection to the traditions of the land.