Discovering the Dão Part 2: Casa de Mouraz

  “In the Dão you have to look for the vines… It is not easy”, explains Sara Dionísio, co-owner of Casa de Mouraz wines, an organic and biodynamic wine producer in central Portugal. She changes gears on her pickup truck, maneuvering left and right in attempts to avoid the bumps and rocks along a narrow…

Discovering the Dão Part 1: Lagar de Darei

 “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu   Dão: a mountainous wine region in north central Portugal in the province of Beira. After the Douro DOC, it is the second oldest demarcated wine region in Portugal, one that is authentically Portuguese – free of foreign influence – in its vitivinicultural history. …