Cultivated in Desejosa, part of the Tabuaço district, the Socalcos da Carrís vineyards are located in a region called Alto Douro Vinhateiro, the oldest wine-growing region in the world.
All the characteristics necessary to produce a high-quality wine can be found in this region. In addition to the natural beauty of the land, it hosts a microclimate ideal to cultivating the grapevines that are imbedded into the steep slopes along the Douro River basin. The quality of the wine is also marked by the slate soil that plays an essential role in the longevity and quality of the crop. This soil retains heat during the day and releases it during the night, thereby enhancing the aging process of the grapes.
Because of the significance and beauty of the landscape, as well as the long-held wine-growing tradition, UNESCO declared the Alto Douro wine region a World Heritage Site in 2001.