Portugal is known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and world-famous wine regions. One such region is the Dão, located in the northern central part of Portugal. 

The Dão region is famous for its high-quality wines, unique terroir, and rich cultural heritage. The climate is characterised by cold, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The Dão Region is framed by three mountain massifs – Buçaco, Caramulo and Serra da Estrela – which preserve it from the Atlantic winds and provide it with very special climatic conditions.

The Wines of THE Dão REGION

The wines produced in the Dão region are known for their quality, complexity, and longevity. The region is best known for red wines made from the Touriga Nacional grape, which is one of Portugal's most celebrated red grapes. The region also produces whites made from Encruzado and Malvasia Fina grape varieties. Overall, the wines of Dão are characterized by their depth, complexity, and elegance, making them a favorite among wine enthusiasts.

Quinta da Fata 

This winery is located in the heart of Dão and has been producing wines for over a century. The mild Southern slope provides a sunny exposition that improves wine quality and makes the whole place more pleasant. The winery produces wines from a variety of grape varieties, and guests can enjoy a tour of the vineyards and the cellar.

Quinta da Pellada

The first historical references to Quinta da Pellada date back to 1527. This winery is located in a picturesque village and is known for its organically grown grapes. The winery has a beautiful tasting room and offers guided tours of the vineyards and the cellar.

Quinta das marias

Has an exclusive winery planted solely with indigenous grape varieties. Produces a variety of white, rose and red wines such as the 100% Encruzado grape and the red 'Lote' which is the traditional “Real Blend”, combining the expression of tradition with the identity of the Dão and made from the four red grape varieties planted in the Quinta: Touriga-Nacional, Tinta-Roriz, Jaen e Alfrocheiro.


Our Quinta's location is in an ideal location close to all the wine routes, as we are situated close to Arganil, and only a few minutes away by car. This makes these routes an enjoyable day experience to remember!

Rota dos Vinhos do Dão - This wine route takes visitors through the heart of the Dao region and allows them to sample the region's finest wines. The route includes visits to iconic wineries, picturesque vineyards, and unique wine museums.

Aldeias do Xisto Wine Route - This wine route takes visitors through the charming villages of Aldeias do Xisto and offers guests the opportunity to taste some of the region's finest wines.The route includes visits to traditional wineries, vineyards, and historic landmarks.

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