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Whether you're seeking elegant reds or aromatic whites, Dão wines provide a delightful taste of Portugal's winemaking heritage

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Dão is a wine region located in central Portugal, known for its elegant and complex red and white wines made from traditional grape varieties. The region is characterized by granite hills, valleys, and forests, creating a unique microclimate that is ideal for wine production. Wine tourism in Dão has been growing in recent years, with visitors drawn to the picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and authentic wineries that offer a glimpse into the traditional winemaking techniques of the region.


Grape varieties unique to Dão: The Dão region is known for its use of indigenous grape varieties, particularly the Touriga Nacional grape. Other grape varieties grown in the region include Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, and Jaen.

A unique climate and terroir: The Dão region is located in central Portugal, in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The region's vineyards are planted at high altitudes, which helps to create a unique microclimate that is cooler and wetter than other regions in Portugal. The region's soils are also unique, with granite-based soils that are rich in minerals.

Rich Wine History: The Dão region has a long history of winemaking, dating back to Roman times. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the region's wines were particularly popular with Portuguese nobility.

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Stay at Parador Casa da Insua


Situated in Penalva do Castelo, just 30 kilometers from Viseu and a leisurely 1 hour and 30 minutes from Oporto, Parador Casa da Ínsua seamlessly blends its historical significance with its idyllic natural surroundings.

Indulge in the everlasting charm and sophistication of the 18th century that permeates this boutique hotel. With an exquisite wine-tasting cellar, regional gastronomic delights, and inviting outdoor swimming pools, Casa da Ínsua presents itself as the perfect destination for an exceptional stay or hosting memorable events throughout the year.

An added touch of distinction is the hotel's unique offering of remarkable culinary experiences and wine tastings. Savor their own delightful cheese selection and other exquisite local produce, all impeccably crafted in-house.

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Savor Dão Wines at Cabriz Wine Estate


Discover Cabriz, a prestigious Dão wine estate producing exceptional wines reflecting the region's unique terroir. Amidst scenic landscapes, indulge in elegant reds and crisp, aromatic whites, showcasing the signature Encruzado grape and revealing their complexity and aging potential.

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Stay at Madre de Água Hotel


Nestled amidst Dão's vineyards, Madre de Água Rural Hotel offers a serene retreat with inviting décor in earthy hues. Choose from 10 cozy rooms, each named after Portuguese grapes, or opt for a private apartment or studio. Indulge in exceptional comfort, quality service, and warm hospitality.

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Explore the Dão Wine Region


Revel in a private tasting and picnic at Quinta do Soito Wine Estate, a promising young producer. Explore the aristocratic village of Santar, its award-winning gardens, and visit the historic Casa de Santar for wine and cheese tastings. Conclude the day at Cruzeiro Wine Estate, savoring organic wines crafted by Julia Kemper.

Custom Travel Itineraries

At Into The Vineyard, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer you complete freedom to build your perfect trip. Start with one of our many sample itineraries and customize as you desire, or start with a blank page, and with the help of our expert Trip Planners, we can create your dream wine-inspired travel experience. 


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