May brought us a lot of challenging weather here in the Azores. But no matter the weather the gardening continues as we work on the final planting plans for the season (before the hot, dry weather arrives). The Gin Library

April has seen a lot of progress on The Estate as well as with our gin brand, Ghosts of The Ocean. Our new release will be Azorean Yuzu Lemon, and we will create only 400 bottles for sale. Around the

Looking back on March it has been another busy month here at the estate and hotel. We received our new ID Buzz, a 100% electric vehicle which we will be using to transport guests to and from The Gin Library.

We start 2024 with new projects and no rest during the "low season" as some call it here in the Azores. We continue to welcome guests to the hotel and to The Gin Library, as the collection grows and now

So here we are, at the 31 December and what a year it has been. We brought a 150-year-old estate back to life as a leading eco-hotel in Portugal. We met so many wonderful guests, many whom brought us gins

November has been a busy month here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate. Winter and the slowing of visitors may be upon us but that has not meant that we have been resting up. Far from it. The new gins

Summer has been busy and the hotel has been full. A lot still to do but we are making progress. The Gin Library continues to grow in bottle numbers and we are now at 1,218 gins which is amazing. Now

See all the photos from December here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate in the Azores.  

November brings the cooler weather with a real chill in the air as well as shorter days, but with some beautiful sunsets. The tourists on the island seem to fall as quickly as the leaves from the trees, giving us

October in the Azores brings cooler weather and shorter days, but still plenty of sunshine and some occasional rain. Now is the month that we start planting our fruit trees and cutting back some other trees that have been neglected