The Dão region is worth exploring. The Denomination of Origin “Dão” is one of the most prestigious in Portugal.
The climatic conditions, the soil, and in connection with these, the use of certain types of grape (especially the “Touriga Nacional”, typical of this region) give the Daõ wines their own, rich and “dark” character. They age with nobility, gaining a smooth and velvety bouquet.
The map shows 3 routes along several wineries, some o them receiving guests and guided tours.
Detailed information about the 3 "Rotas dos Vinhos do Dão"
For detailed information about the 3 routes, see the following pages:
There are many wineries and quintas to visit. We will mention here only one, as an example. Casa de Santar, in the village of Santar, between the cities of Viseu and Nelas, is worth visiting. There are guided tours and the process of winemaking is explained. There are also opportunities to taste different wines, with a minimum of 8 participants.
Guided tours at 11h00 and 15h00. Closed on Mondays.
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or (+351) 232 942 937
Biological Dão Wines
There are also some good biological wines made in the region. Casa de Mouraz near Tondela has excellent red, white and rosé wines (DOC Dão).