An evening hosted by António Maçanita the founder & winemaker at the Azores Wine Company, Pico, Azores, Portugal.
Sit back and enjoy a guided tasting of wines from the vineyard, whilst learning a little more about the history, production methods and beliefs.
The Azores Wine Company is based on a minimum intervention process on the island of Pico, where vineyards are in extreme conditions, very close to the sea and planted on the fissures of the mother-stone in volcanic soil. The unusual sea proximity, between 50 and 300 meters, sprays the vineyards with salt. The sea works its way from underneath, blending with the rain´s freshwater in a combination of brackish water where the vineyards´ roots drink from.
They are great believers in the native grape varieties of the region, namely the Arinto dos Açores, Terrantez do Pico, Verdelho and Saborinho, and want the Azores to be tasted in their wine.