The best time to visit the region during the months of January and February, when performing the Harvest. It’s harvest time and the tourists can follow the entire production process of the beverage.
Photography by Jeff Belmonte
Destination: Wine Tourism:
In Sierra Gaucho in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the mountains and the valleys make the beauty of the valley’s vineyards in the municipality of Bento Gonçalves, ideal destination for those who appreciate wine tourism. In an area of ??82 km2, representing over 50% of the country’s wine production, vineyards and small farms share the space with renowned wine.
Over recent years, producing outstanding achievements in the national and international market for quality and personality of their wines. Since 1996, Brazilian wines have been receiving international awards, including Gold Medal of the French competition “Vinalies Internationales 2005″. Among the winners were Aurora Reserve Sparkling Chardonnay Brut 2004 and Menegotto.
Flavors, juices and jams:
Venturing into the region is to discover flavors, not just wine, but also for juices and jams, specially prepared in the wine. Besides the food, visitors enjoy the charm of the colonial architecture of the region, inspired by constructions of Veneto and Calabria, Italy.
The municipalities of Caxias do Sul (Trentino Valley), Cotiporã, Garibaldi, Nova Prata, Protásio Alves, Veranópolis, Vila Flores and Bento Gonçalves, are part of the wine route.
Production data in the Region
Region: Sierra Gaucha
Red varieties: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Pinotage, Ancelot, Gamay Beaujolais white varieties: Chardonnay, Moscato Bianco, Malvasia, Prosecco, Gewurztraminer, Malvasia Bianca, Semillon, Flora, Trebiano.
Photography by Velo Steve
Varieties of Bureau:
Falls, Couderc 13, Seyve, Villard, York Wood, Elizabeth, Concord, Seibel, Hebermont, Bordeaux.
San Francisco River Valley:
The Valley of San Francisco in Pernambuco presents growing consolidation in the Brazilian winemaking. Responsible for 95% of table grapes grown in Brazil and the production of five million liters of wine per year, the state is standing out as a development model for the Northeast. Pernambuco Viticulture and covers 15% of the domestic market and employs 30 000 people directly in the Valley of San Francisco, only region that produces two crops a year and a half.
Santa Maria de Boa Vista:
Despite the short time of political emancipation, the town of Laguna Grande and holds a promising story. The town, which in 1997 ceased to be a district of Santa Maria de Boa Vista to be elevated to city status, today is one of the attractions of Wine Country Polo Pernambuco. The town has an annual production of 20.5 million kg, grapes and seven million liters of wine, part of this volume exported to other countries and various Brazilian states.
Feast of the Grape and Wine:
In Lagoa Grande, known in Brazil as the capital of the grape and wine of the Northeast, there are about ten vines, responsible for generating 10 500 jobs. The Feast of the Grape and Wine offers visitors and residents of Lago Grande various attractions. In addition to taste the grapes and wines of the city, event participants can learn some properties of the region to walk among the vines and witness all stages of wine production, from growing the grapes to wine packaging.
Photography by Jeff Belmonte
Red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
White varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Muskadel, Silvaner, Moscato Canelli
Wine grapes Area: 500.00 hectares
Common Grapes Area: 7.000,00 hectares.
Vineyards that produce in the region of Valle de San Francisco:
Botticelli, Garza, Bianchetti, Lagoa Grande, Miolo – Hacienda Ouro Verde Vinibrasil