Terra Alta is located in the bioregion of Sintra, Portugal, near Cabo da Roca which is the westerly point of continental Europe. The region has a Mediterranean climate with moderate temperature and wet winters. Due to the natural landscape of the Sintra Mountain, a ten kilometre long granite massif, the influence from the Atlantic Ocean and the establishment of many parks full of foliar rich botanical diversity, the region developed its own particular micro-climate which is characterised by higher precipitation and humidity. This condition in turn favours the growth of a diverse matt of forest including many Atlantic and Mediterranean species such as Pyrenean oak, Cork oak, maple, hazel, chestnut, ash, alder and various cedar species. Terra Alta is about 2 hectares large and lies in a valley 500m away from the sea near Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. It is divided into two properties, the first piece purchased in 2010 by Rita and Pedro and the other one in 2011 by Henrik who joined the project.