Region in the north of Portugal with the three landscapes Beira Alta, Beira Baxa and Beira Litoral. Also classified as Vinho Regional (VR), the area stretches from the border of Spain in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Viticulture has an ancient tradition here, cultivated in the early Middle Ages by the Benedictine and Cistercian orders in the numerous monasteries. Within the large area are the Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Encostas da Aire (IPR, a small part of which is in the region of Extremadura), Lafões and Távora-Varosa. Mainly autochthonous varieties are cultivated (the grape variety lists are listed with the respective areas). A large part of the production is made up of white wines, which serve as base wines for the production of sparkling wine. Taoruca is home to the oldest and largest Portuguese sparkling wine producer, Caves Murganheira. Other well-known producers are Entre Serras, Kemper Julia and Quinta da Foz do Arouce.