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While Portugal is better known for its port, that hasn't stopped it from producing some excellent gin. Join us as you are guided through the rich history and flavours of gin with gin expert and host here at the Solar Branco Estate, Ali Bullock.
Your gin tasting takes you through the very best gins from the UK as you also learn about the history of gin and its modern renaissance. You will try 3 taster gins with selected tonics and garnishes for each one. At the end of the tasting, you are invited to enjoy 2 full G&Ts – with the option of choosing from the ones you have sampled or picking from the wider selection in the gin library.
Ali Bullock is an ambassador for Rocha Negra Gin, distilled here in the Azores. Join him for an exclusive tasting, and sample the perfect Rocha Negra Gin and Tonic.
Join us for a gin masterclass, bring a craft gin we don't have in the collection, and you and one other will enjoy the class for free.*
Caroline, co-owner of the estate, will guide you through every step of the process of making delicious fresh pork sausages. You'll be using the freshest, top quality Azorean ingredients and flavouring your sausages with herbs grown on the estate.
Shinrin Yoku is a unique sensory way to experience and connect with nature. Originating in Japan, Shinrin Yoku offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature without modern day distractions. On your Shinrin Yoku walk you will experience the beauty of the Azorean countryside with all your senses.
Join rescue dog Una who will guide you through the top sights of Ponta Delgada. We will take in the marina, main churches and sights as well as Mercado de Graça.
Painting a tile is a special memory you can leave here in the Azores, where you can create a visual record of being here for yourself and as inspiration for future visitors to the Solar Branco Estate.
Meet the Farmers, Azorian style. Unlike Mercado de Graça in Ponta Delgada, this is a market that most people don't get to see or experience, including locals!
Solar Branco 1885 is located just above the small town of Livramento. There are several original manor houses or "Solares" located within the parish, constructed during the first half of the 19th century, during the height of citrus production. Take a step back in history.
Please note: This experience is only available by booking direct or through one of our travel partners. This is the most exclusive gin tasting in the world. A chance to sample the top 5 gins in the world, curated in The Gin Library by Ali Bullock, your host for this experience. A special event exclusivity offered here on the Solar Branco Eco-Estate.
Christmas at Solar BrancoPrice: €5 per adult €2 per child
Proceeds donated to charity
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From December 10 - December 31 Usher in the Christmas season with a visit to the Solar Branco Eco-Estate and admire one of the most Insta-worthy Christmas trees in the world. At a height of 45 meters (147 feet) this is one of the tallest living Christmas trees in the world.