Arinto, Boal, Fernão Pires, Terrantez and Verdelho
Arinto, Terrantez and Verdelho
Savouring a wine in the Azores is always with a sea view
It’s easy to fall in love with the Azores, an archipelago of nine islands of volcanic origin and exuberant nature, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Discovered in 1472, it was soon populated and the vine was one of the first crops. It developed in a peculiar way, on a grid of black stones, to help protect the vines from the weather and to keep them warm during the night.
After a walk through nature, a dip in the natural pools or a whale watching tour, breaks and moments of relaxation always include the local gastronomic specialities. There is a wide variety of fish, beef and cheese. To accompany this, the right choice is Verdelho wine, red or white, the most common grape variety in the Azores, which has achieved international fame, having been much appreciated by the Russian czars at the beginning of the 19th century.
3 islands, 3 denominations of origin, which are just a sample of the Azorean wonders to be discovered.
No one can remain indifferent to the lava landscape by the sea and the man-made grid on which the vines grow on Pico Island. A unique landscape classified as World Heritage. Almost from the sea rises the highest mountain in Portugal, an omnipresent presence wherever you are.
On Graciosa Island, a World Biosphere Reserve, the green of the vineyards contrasts with the colours of the peculiar, Flemish-inspired windmills. Special attention shall be given to the geological heritage, where the Caldeira, the most emblematic element of the island, and the Furnas do Enxofre (Sulphur Hot Springs) stand out.
On Terceira Island, the World Heritage city of Angra do Heroísmo has played a leading role since the 16th century as an intercontinental stopover between Europe and the Americas, which is why it deserves a lengthy visit. Take a trip along the coast and book a wine tasting in Biscoitos to taste the famous Verdelho wine.
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Santana - Lajido
This small route of 8.7km is the ideal way to get to know the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Caminhos de Santa Luzia
This small route of 10.5km crosses the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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