The Dão wine region is surrounded by mountains on three sides, which protects the vineyards from the continental climate and coastal rains. The area’s rivers, the Dão, Alva and Mondego, flow through valleys, changing the microclimates and soils as they move towards the Atlantic Ocean. Faisão comes from Quinta da Beirã, Beirã Estate where the vineyards range 2,300ft to 6,500ft above sea level. The vineyards are planted in very small patches, as they are scattered at various altitudes amidst the pine forests. The Dão’s climate, coupled with the granitic soils, creates a terrain perfect for making fine, elegant wines with good acid.