Pinhão is located in the heart of the beautiful Douro Valley. The Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and has a microclimate perfect for growing grapes for the famous Port wine. Terraced vineyards practically climb straight up the vertical slopes stretching up from the river.
The Douro valley is spectacularly beautiful with the hills falling steeply down to the water´s edge becoming more and more sparsely populated and wild the further inland one travels, with more of the land being given over to terraces of vines and, to a lesser extent, olive groves. This is port country and was, in fact, the world´s first demarcated wine region being established in 1756.