The municipality of Madalena of Pico island is the capital of the Vine and Wine of the Azores.
This brand allows and reveals to be an engine of the wine promotion of the municipality of Madalena, being one of the activities that are the economic basis of it.
The development of the municipality and the production of wine has always been hand in hand throughout history, with a wonderful wine being produced in its lava land, whose quality is already recognised by the four corners of the globe.
Madalena do Pico is the municipality of the Azores where most wine is produced and, in this way, the brand “Capital of the Azores of Wine and Vine” has given recognition to the work of the ancestors and strengthened the potential of this sector of the economy.
The Landscape of the Vineyard Culture has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2004. The Verdelho grapes are protected by basalt walls made of dry stone masonry. They are called “corraletas”. This is one of the largest stone meshes ever made by man.
This landscape, besides being an authentic masterpiece, represents the resilience of the Azorean people who, faced with an adverse environment, managed to transform the stone into an abundant means of sustenance and survival, so much so that today wine is one of the greatest promotional tools of the Azores islands.
In an island with a wine tradition, green and red aperitifs are highly recommended to all visitors, as well as the island’s brandies and liquors.
The volcanic basalt allows for unique grape varieties, such as Verdelho, Arinto dos Açores and Terrantez. These grape varieties represent the exclusivity of the wines, and exclusivity found nowhere else in the world. The wines produced are white, red, sparkling, rosé and liqueur wines. We can say that there are wines for all tastes and to accompany any meal.
As a curiosity, the stone walls in the protected landscape of the vineyard would give two turns to Ecuador, with a total of 80,000 km.