In the lands of Viriato, the most remarkable Lusitan that heroically resist the Romans in the II century b.C., was created in 1908 the Região Demarcada do Dão (Dão wine region) – it was the first region of non-liqueur wines implemented in Portugal.
Dão wine region is located in the northern area of Portugal’s central region in the Planalto Beirão (plateau Beirão). The plateau is sheltered by mountain ranges. To the north by the Nave, Montemuro and Lapa mountains, Buçaco to the southwest, Acor and Lousã to the south, Estrela, the highest mountain range in Portugal, to east and to the west Caramulo mountain.
Dão wine region has about 435 thousand acres and vineyards only occupy 10 % of that area.
This region is very similar to the French region of Burgundy. This wine region is becoming very popular and has been evolving in terms of reputation. Major wine producers from other regions sought to show DOC Dão wines in their portfolio.
QUINTA DOM VICENTE
Vineyard mainly composed of red grapes, located in Fiais da Telha, in the Carregal do Sal (Dão) municipality, it goes all the way to the neighbour to Lapa do Lobo
QUINTA DONA AMÉLIA
Vineyard mainly composed of white grapes, located in Oliveirinha, Carregal do Sal (Dão)
VINHA VELHA DOS CARREIROS
Fiais da Telha, Carregal do Sal – Traditional vineyard made entirely of red grapes, located near Lapa do Lobo and Fiais da Telha, Carregal do Sal (Dão).