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About the Itineraries

About the Itineraries About the Itineraries
It consists of 47 members spread across the territory of the Dão Region.

The itineraries cover the 16 municipalities, from Arganil to Aguiar da Beira, where it is possible to appreciate all the attractions that the Region has to offer.

The Dão Wine Route consists of 5 organized and certified itineraries, characterized by a diversity of landscapes, manor houses, ancient and modern wineries, historic villages and rivers with clear waters.

The vineyards are hidden by pine trees, broom, brambles and stone walls.

They are divided by:

  • ITINERARY 1 – Terras de Viseu, Silgueiros and Senhorim
  • ITINERARY 2 – Lands of Azurara and Castendo
  • ITINERARY 3 – Lands of Crossbowmen
  • ITINERARY 4 – Terras de Alva
  • ITINERARY 5 – Lands of Serra da Estrela

About creation

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.

Inaugurated in 1998

1998 Map 1998 Map
In 1998 it had 17 members:

From Cooperative Wineries, Wine Houses and Quintas:

  • Adega Cooperativa de Mangualde
  • Adega Cooperativa de Vila Nova de Tázem
  • Casa Cardozo de Menezes, Lda
  • Casa da Ínsua
  • Casa da Passarella
  • Casa da Peneirada
  • Casa de Santar
  • Quinta da Alameda
  • Quinta da Bica
  • Quinta da Pellada
  • Quinta da Turquide
  • Quinta de Cabriz
  • Quinta do Cerrado
  • Quinta do Giestal
  • Quinta do Loureiro
  • Quinta dos Roques
  • Udaca

In 2001

In 2001 In 2001
A new assessment has been made.

Joining 18 more new producers:

  • Adega Cooperativa de Nogueira Do Cravo, CRL
  • Adega Cooperativa de Penalva Do Castelo, CRL
  • Adega Cooperativa de Tondela, CRL
  • Casa Grande de Loureiro
  • Cooperativa Agrícola de Nelas, CRL
  • Quinta da Boavista
  • Quinta da Espinhosa
  • Quinta da Taboadela
  • Quinta de Santo António do Serrado
  • Quinta do Espadanal
  • Quinta do Penedo Dos Mouros
  • Quinta do Perdigão
  • Quinta dos Carvalhais
  • Quinta dos Merouços
  • Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas, Lda
  • Sociedade Agrícola Castro de Pena Alba, Lda
  • Sociedade Agrícola de Santar, Sa
  • Sociedade Agro-Pecuária da Quinta De Darei, Lda

In 2015

2015 2015
The Dão Wine Route was consolidated.

There were 3 main changes:

  • Development of the “Study for the definition, structuring and management of the Dão Wine Route”;
  • Creation of a new visual identity;
  • Opening of the Welcome Center of the Dão Wine Route.

A nova imagem pretendia reforçar a ideia da existência de percurso e conjuntos de diferentes circuitos, em que as linhas de metro serviram de mote para toda a comunicação da marca. Contudo, com as todas as avaliações e consequentes atualizações, muitos produtores saíram do Rota dos Vinhos do Dão, ficando composta, em 2015, por 41 aderentes.

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