Nuno Cancela de Abreu was born into a family with over 130 years of farming tradition, in a property located in the wine region of Dão, keeps records of this activity since 1884. Representative of the 4th generation of the Cancela de Abreu family and, despite of his high academic background, the influence of his family was the key element in pursuing a career in winemaking.
It was in the Harvest of 2010 that he decided to dedicate all of his experience in viticulture and winemaking exclusively to the Boas Quintas project in order to develop it in a sustainable way. After starting it in 1991 with the plantation of a new vineyard and also with the launch of the wine brands “Quinta da Fonte do Ouro” and “Quinta da Giesta”. Striving for an initiative that would allow him to create high quality wines with distinctive character and personality.
Dão is situated in the Região Demarcada do Dão with the Dão-Lafõessub region of the Centro, Portugal. It is one of the oldest established wine regions in Portugal. Dão wine is produced in a mountainous region with a temperate climate, in the area of the Rio Mondego and Dão rivers in the north central region of Portugal. The region became a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC) appellation in 1990. The Dão region is the origin of the Touriga Nacional vine that is the principal component of Port wine