Winery facts

The Druids were wise men and philosophers of Celtic civilizations, whose duties extended to justice, medicine, history and poetry. Their main connection was with the earth and the plants and their quest was to achieve spiritual equilibrium through the balance of nature. So does the viticulturist and winemaker in constant search for balance between the soil, the climate and the vines so they can attain the perfect wine, the perfect sensory balance.


Dão is a river and a region between mountains, protected from the winds by Serra do Buçaco, Serra de Montemuro, Serra do Caramulo and Serra da Estrela (the highest point in Portugal). It is a region of high vineyards, mainly planted on granite soils, with cold and rainy winters and dry summers with large thermic amplitudes.This is the birth place of some of the best Portuguese varieties like Encruzado and Touriga Nacional.

The essence

This is a personal project driven by passion for wines filled with freshness, elegance and aging potential. The Dão is a region of excellence in these attributes. These are handcrafted wines made from small and very special vineyards located on a plateau at 500 meters of altitude, on the right bank of the river Dão. Winemaking takes place in a small cellar made of stone, established in the middle of the vineyards. It is a type of enology with very little intervening and where the main goal is the expression of the grapes and the region.



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