The Dão Wine Route was created on the 20th of September 1995.
A creation made through a protocol signed between the Secretary of State for Tourism, the Regional Wine Commission of Dão, the Coordination Commission of the Central Region, the Dão Lafões Tourism Region and other entities.
Its mission was to introduce wine tourism as a factor of innovation in the Dão Wines business; to promote the wines of the Demarcated Region of Dão and to contribute to the use of the tourist potential of the Region.
Each of the adherents offered their wine tourism proposals and it is through the set of these individual proposals that the tourist offer of the Dão Wine Route is defined, embodied and positioned.
The rules for joining the Dão Wine Route were thus defined:
- General conditions: basic conditions for the integration of members;
- Physical conditions: conditions focused on safety, convenience and accessibility requirements;
- Human conditions: conditions focused on tourist service and hospitality;
- Organizational conditions: conditions that reveal the logistical and organizational organization of the production unit.