Gastronomy and wines from Ponte de Lima – rice and sarrabulho wine

Gastronomy and wines from Ponte de Lima – rice and sarrabulho wine

Gastronomía y vinos de Ponte da Lima

In Ponte de Lima, the succulent and tasty cuisine is based on the “Arroz de Sarrabulho à Moda de Ponte de Lima” (typical and local rice) served with pork rojões, a dish rich in flavors and very traditional in the area. At the table, cloves, bay leaves, peppers or nutmeg are responsible for coating the meats, which, once shredded, are mixed with the rice. After mixing the cumin, the pork meat is also added: chorizo, leg, etc. An entire gastronomic festival, highly valued by national and international tourists, with the meat of the “star” animal at the table.

For its part, and because it is located in the area of the famous Loureiro white wines (also highlighting red wine), the city has the production of the Adega Cooperativa de Ponte de Lima, founded in 1959, as well as several private bottlers. The cooperative has the capacity to produce up to 23,000 barrels of wine. In addition to the Lima sub-region, another 8 make up the Vinhos Verdes region, all very characteristic thanks to the natural conditions of soil and climate, which makes this wine fruity and fresh.





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There are several restaurants in the town center and throughout the county that offer this much-loved dish. Vinho verde has always been associated with this dish, so it doesn’t make sense to drink wine from another region. It is highly recommended to visit one of the estates in the region to understand the production process, do tastings and buy excellent quality wine. In order to promote the main dish of Lima’s gastronomy, the Sarrabulho Gastronomic Weekend is held between January and March. In 2020, the 12th edition took place.


Visit Ponte de Lima. Official website of Ponte de Lima tourism. Available at: https://www.visitepontedelima.pt/pt/turismo/arroz-de-sarrabulho-a-moda-de-ponte-de-lima/

Ponte de Lima winery. Official website. Available at: http://adegapontelima.com/



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