The Opta brand dates from 2013 when Camilo Leite – well-versed in the international wine market – established a partnership with winemaker Nuno Cancela de Abreu, aiming to offer authentic Portuguese wines that would provide simple pleasure and pair well with food. The Dão region is surrounded by mountains on all sides, sheltered from the influences of the ocean. An elevation of between 600 and 3,000 feet gives these wines much of their character. Most vineyards have small plots dotted through various hillsides and elevations. The soil is very poor, making for stronger vines that can survive the shifts from cool nights to hot days.