A Drive Through the Brazilian Wine Region, La Serra Guacha

Posted on May 2, 2012

AN INTRODUCTION TO BRAZILAN WINE

I am the luckiest man in the world!  I have two amazing children and my wife is the most beautiful and supportive spouse one could ask for; and she is Brazilian.  We decide to take the kids to Brazil to visit the grandparents for the first time.  It gave us a chance to escape from our daily routine and focus on family time.  Her home town is surrounded by wine regions, so naturally I made sure that tasting wine was on the agenda.  I took a little road trip to the wine regions of Rio Grande do Sul in the Southern Brazil bordering Uruguay and to the north, outside Porto Alegre.  Her cousin’s husband, Nelson, kindly volunteered to chauffeur me through La Serra Guacha, Brazil’s most well known wine region.  The following video is my road trip through one of the most beautiful Brazilian wine region, La Serra Guacha.  I hope you enjoy the clip and the introduction to Brazilian wine.

 

 

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Peter Van Cott

    Very interesting and well done . We shall look forward to the ” great wines ” of Brazil aged in the bottle .

    • Maurice

      Thank you, I sure hope I can get some and I’ll have them at the next wine sale. Maybe the next cruise will be along the Amazon. ;)

  2. ANGELO

    Nice writing. Sheers for the Gaucho’s wines. Hopefully you’ll be there another time.
    Check with your Brazilian wife: instead of ‘La Serra Guacha’ one should read ‘A Serra Gaucha’.
    Regards.

    • Maurice

      I do look forward to returning. Probably will be there again in 2014 for the World Cup. I hope that by then we start to see more wines in the USA. I know that Southern Wines and Spirits just took on Aurora, Casa Valduga and Miolo. So that is a start. As for the title, if my wife actually read what I wrote maybe she could help. She pretty much thinks the blog thing is silly. :)

      • ANGELO

        Silly is anything that someone else tell you to do and you dislike.
        When in Brazil again, and going again to the South, skip from the beaten track of Valduga, Aurora, Carraro and the likes.
        Look for small wineries like Barcarola and Don Guerino to start with. Sheers.

        • Maurice

          Absolutely, I visited with Cesar at Barcarola and I have several of his wines here. Great un-oaked Tannat, Teroldego and Lagrien. What I also found to be prosperous were the wines of Campanha in the far south bordering Rivera Uruguay. Had a great visit with Claudia at Vinhos do Campanha, a great wine shop featuring regional wines. I am excited to see some of those here. Rio Velho and Bueno are just a few. But will happen is that the big boys will be the first to enter the US market and eventually we will start to hopefully see more of the high quality boutique wineries follow suit. Cheers!

          • ANGELO

            That is it. Stick to the boutique wines and you won’t repent. Forget Miolo, Aurora, Piagentini and others interested only in making a profit with not so good wines.
            Sheers from Brazil.

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