TASTE THE WINES OF THE AZORES
TIME: 15:00 (Minimum 4 people)
Price: €65 per person
Duration: 2 hours
Join us for a wine tasting at the historic Solar Branco Eco Estate, above the town of Livramento. The area was known for growing wine grapes in the 1700s, before citrus took over in the 1800s. The estate still has its terraces on which grapes were grown. You will be hosted by Ali Bullock, owner of the Solar Branco Eco Estate, and our in-house private wine sommelier, João Couto. Ali and João will take you through the rich history of the Azores and the wines of the region.
During the tasting you will sample 4 white wines and 2 red wines from the Azores archipelago. The wines are all paired with local cheeses and savory bites showcasing regional specialities. Each unique wine is handpicked from small independent producers, many of them producing less than 1,000 bottles each year.
You’ll learn from your hosts about the history of winemaking in the Azores, its place in local culture, and how islanders have continued to grow grapes on this volcanic archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
The tasting takes place on the Gin Library terrace, where you will enjoy views of the countryside and Atlantic ocean. We welcome you to take a tour of the grounds of the estate, with a glass of wine in hand. The estate is perfectly located less than 10 minutes from the main city of Ponta Delgada. The heritage house sits on top of a hill, surrounded by farmland, overlooking the quaint town of Livramento and the ocean beyond.
About your host: Joao, is a passionate wine expert on Azorean wine. He will guide you through the unique wines that are grown here on the volcanic islands of the Azores.
Please note: This experience is only available for adults over eighteen.
Gin library: If the house has guests staying, the library may not be available, and we will host the tasting in another location on the estate
Transport: This experience involves alcohol. Please consider a designated driver or book a taxi
The Gin Library: Child Policy
Strictly adults only. Guests visiting The Wine Cellar are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.
Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions
7 days or more in advance: 100% refund
Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
Less than 48 hours: Non-refundable