Dão is the river that gives the name to this region embedded in the Beiras region and part of one of the three sub-areas, Beira Alta. Here you find the highest mountain of Portugal, Serra da Estrela with about 2,000 meters altitude.
This and the hills of Caramulo and Nave eventually delimit the region. These mountains are the shelter of Dão and protect from the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Continental influences. This enclave known for abundant rain (600mm) especially in autumn, winter and cool evenings on hot summer days, produces a range of distinctive wines.
The soils are on a plate of granite and are mostly sandy and very poor. This type of soil in conjunction with the climatic conditions of the Dão, allow it to produce elegant wines of refinement.