I take my hat off to the Portuguese that they didn’t allow their vineyards to be completely invaded and swamped by the famous international grape varieties ... they’ve got this heritage as kind of their calling card.
— Jancis Robinson

Here at Firo Cellars, we're huge believers in Portugal's native grape varieties. And we're not the only ones. Earlier this month, world renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson sat down with British wine journalist Amanda Barnes (www.80harvests.com) and spoke of her high regard for Portugal's native grape varieties. See the full video below, or fast forward to minute 4:05 for Ms. Robinson's take on  indigenous Portuguese grapes.