Located Rua Castilho in the heart of Lisbon, just a few meters from the Marques Pombal roundabout and the famous Avenida da Liberdade, our team welcomes you in a stylish and comfortable setting. Our large offer of wines coming from the main wine growing regions in Europe is paired with a selection of the best cheeses and charcuterie in the world. A wide range of first courses, salads, boards, piadina and many other very appetizing dishes are prepared on demand in front of our customers in order to ensure the freshness of our products and the satisfaction of our clients. Therefore, we are pleased to welcome you in the best conditions at lunch time, after work or for a pleasant dinner. We can also be considered as a delicatessen shop offering our customers the chance to enjoy our products at home. In fact, our wines, cheeses and other « gourmet » products are available for « take-away ». In order to adapt to the important amount of companies located in the surroundings, we have a weekly delivery service and our products are available as corporate gifts. According to your needs, we can also make our amazing space available for « Taylor-made » private events whether you are a B2B or a B2C customer willing to enjoy our wine-tasting area or our entire space. Finally, we are glad to announce that Paralelo 45 is a festive place where events of all types are organized on a regular basis.
We both graduated from Parisian Business schools before starting our careers abroad in film and cosmetics. Our passion for wine and our love for Portugal brought us together on this exciting project in Lisbon, this beautiful ocean side city. It is only after studying wine and its grape varieties at the Ecole du vin de France (French School of Wine) and after spending most of our time with wine producers all over Europe that we finally decided to give birth to Paralelo 45, an elegant and relaxing place where the palates of our clients are our priority.
Halfway between the pole and the equator, the 45th parallel forms a climatic belt which happens to be ideal for wine-growing. There are famous French vineyards on this particular latitude. In fact, some of them are considered the best in the world. In the Bordeaux region, the 45th Parallel passes through Fronsac, Pomerol and St Emilion until it crosses Côtes du Rhône between l’Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Heading east, the lines passes right through the Italian growing regions of Piemonte, Lombardia and Venetia where you can find the renowned Valpolicella wines. As it maintains its path through the Pacific, we arrive in California where the wines from Napa Valley benefit from the freshness of the sea close by. It then arrives in Oregon where the land is considered the best for the Pinot Noir grape. The circle is complete once it goes through the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the 33d parallel, Portugal has an amazingly rich choice of breath-taking wines that we happen to be very fond of. Our goal is to make you discover both! Cheers !