In Quinta do Cerrado, the plots are protected by the mountains that surround the region of Dão. To the west there is the Serra do Caramulo, to the south Serra do Buçaco, to the north Serra da Nave and to the east the majestic Serra da Estrela, protecting the vineyard from the sea air of the Atlantic and the continental winds. The estate also gets direct sunlight from the west.
Sown in low fertility soils, mainly granitic, the vineyards are in a gentle slope, facilitating the drainage in the cold winters typical of this region. The deep soils lead to the development of the root system, creating more comfort during the vegetative cycle of the vine and providing good phenolic and alcoholic maturations, namely in the summer, which is typically Mediterranean, warm and dry.