Vinho Verde - green wine? Of course he is not really green. It owes its name to the lush vegetation in the hills of northern Portugal. "Verde" but also stands for teen, because the wine tastes best when it is still young. 's Minho region, home of the Vinho Verde wine culture has a long tradition. In many places where it meets even the typical pergola, shaded walkways from vines that limit the fields everywhere. Increasingly, modern viticulture methods prevail. So also at Quinta da Lixa of Meireles family.