Are you looking for the best wine shops in Lisbon? Perhaps you’ve never been formally introduced to the fascinating world that is Portuguese wines. And that is perfectly justifiable but you should give it a go rather sooner than later, as you will thank me later.
As an American growing up surrounded by Italian Chianti and French Pinot Noir, I never knew about the wonderful world of wines from Portugal until moving here. The beauty of this type of knowledge is that it is constantly evolving so you are always learning new information! Wine producers here are experimenting or finding new structures to become more sustainable. The dry, black fruity flavor of a Toriga Nacional grape found in the Douro or Dao regions mixed with the versatile Castelão grape from Ribatejo really would drive any wine lover to want to taste every bottle here!
Some of the best wine in the world is found in Portugal and also can be found at a reasonable price.
So, subsequently, we have compiled a list of the best wine shops in the Lisbon city center. The first shop has been around for over a hundred years and the others have some incredible owners who are willing to answer ALL of your wine-related queries. They want to assist you and want you to leave more knowledgeable than before you arrived. Also if you are interested in learning more about Portugal’s wine, we recommend reading this article about the best wine regions of Portugal.
Here are our top 5 best wine shops in Lisbon where you can purchase wine by the best shop owners and producers:
1. Garrafeira Estado D’Alma
Location: Rua Alexandre Herculano 45 A
I found this shop by accident whilst living in the Rato area of Lisbon, which so happens to be a stone’s throw away from the Rato metro station. The employees are mainly Portuguese and are eager to help answer your questions. Typically they ask what type of wines you usually like and then help you decide from there!
The prices are reasonable and they even have a “rare” wine collection located on the bottom floor.
2. Black Sheep
Location: Praça das Flores 62.
The Black Sheep was originally founded by two Americans but has recently been handed over to two wonderful Brazilians (Bruna and Lucas)!
In fact, when Black Sheep first opened, it quickly became known as Lisbon’s smallest wine bar. Black Sheep Lisboa has curated one of the best selections of Portuguese wines in Lisbon exclusively dedicated to small independent producers. These include biodynamic, organic, natural, and low intervention wines. All with a great story behind them.
Nestled in one of the cutest squares in Lisbon (Praca das Flores), it’s the perfect spot to grab a glass before or after dinner. It is also one of the best spots for getting the newest releases at a fair price. I really cannot recommend this place enough.
3. Senhor Manuel
Location: Rua de Santo Amaro 61
Senhor Manuel is the little brother of Senhor Uva. This wine bar features a high-class atmosphere and some truly fine wines.
Open during the day as a wine shop with a selection of over 250 references from Portugal and abroad. The restaurant also has a small shop section with carefully selected local products like olive oil, vinegars, salts, and coffee. And to top it all off, they serve wines by the glass that change daily, which are served with a small snack. So, you could even stop by for some nibbles and they recently have implemented outside tables for more al fresco vibes.
Location: Rua Damasceno Monteiro 59 A
Located on an important street in the neighborhood of Graça, Ladidadi is a wine shop, bar, and vinyl store that features some of the best natural wines in the city. The shop itself has locations all over Europe. In Lisbon, they import directly from a curated selection of producers. They only work with winemakers who focus on organic and biodynamic farming. The wines are a little bit on the pricer side, but they do have a large selection of wines from winemakers all across Europe.
In addition to a wine store, there is also a café inside, Le Bam, with specialty coffee, ISCO bread, and brunch, and a small record store, Ladidadi Records.
5. Rebel Rebel
Location: Travessa de S. Placido 48A
Founded by a woman named Jenifer Duke and is located nearby Jardim da Estrela. The shop is not for drinking inside but more for takeaway bottles — the wines here are focused on a more organic approach and from all over the world!
Follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with community events as there are many restaurant collab events.
6. Terra wine shop
Location: Rua Almeida e Sousa 36A
This wine shop was founded by a Colombian guy with a passion for Portuguese wines. This shop recently opened in late 2020 within the Campo de Ourique neighborhood and features all the best of the best in terms of organic grapes. They’re open on Monday’s which typically does not happen.
So, go swing by and grab a bottle for your next dinner party!
** A wine producer worth mentioning located within the Lisbon area is called Vinhos Aparte. They don’t have a brick-and-mortar shop but their bottles are exported all over the world and are definitely worth trying if you come across a bottle!