Dao has been the heart and soul of Portuguese table wine production since the nation's earliest days. For most of the 20th century it was the most likely wine 'everyman' drank with lunch and dinner on a daily basis. Where 'new comer' regions like Alentejo and Douro have become popular over the last couple of decades, Dao (for complicated political and historical reasons) has only recently been free to focus again on high quality wine production. Dao is currently producing some of Portugal's most exciting wine styles, fortunately for consumers, these remain very sharply priced for their quality.