MEET YOUR HOSTS – É OBRA!
Caroline was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for almost 2 decades. Now, she is the owner of the Solar Branco Eco Estate
A rescue dog from Hong Kong, Una spends 24 hours with Ali on the estate. She greets guests with cuddles, barks and occasionally receives snacks
Meet The Team
Catarina is our head librarian at The Gin Library. She is also the designer of our gin logos
Joana is the top sushi chef on the island and we are delighted to work with her
Joao is our private wine sommelier. Here to lead our wine masterclasses and help you discover the best wines of the Azores
JC is our head gardener on the estate. Always cheerful and always busy working on the gardens
Nelia is our friendly housekeeper, helping to keep all the rooms clean and tidy
Marcio is our friendly housekeeper, helping to keep all the rooms clean and tidy
Our head concierge and knowledgeable gentlemen about all things Azores
Ricardo runs the Gin Wagon. Best job in the world
Employees of the month
Senhor Miguel is often seen in the car park greeting guests
Hangs out at The Gin Library (and frequently on the tables)
Rita likes to watch all the goings on from her space in our house
Buddy LOVES everyone. He gives kisses. Lots of kisses
Want to join Us
The Solar Branco Eco Estate aims to work with a diverse range of people within the community of the Azores. From private chefs, guest management staff to artists and other creatives, we want people passionate about the Azores, hospitality and the environment that surrounds us.
For opportunities to work on or with the estate please contact us here.
* Ali is “The World’s Best Husband 16 years in a row