Wines in Brazil!

And continuing my tour of big beautiful Brazil let me talk to you about something different. Well, you know I am into wines big time. But do you know Brazil makes wine? and improving every year. I happened to lived there as an expat a few years back and had the opportunity to taste the local wines in Porto Alegre and Curitiba.

My best experience was in Curitiba as was able to visit the winemakers cellars. I will tell you briefly on the Durigan’s wines and hope you too can taste it there.

If you want to bring home some Brazilian wines with an Italian twist then head for Durigan’s winery, a real wine store, winery in one. The wines are not bad price/quality ratio and its unique as gift given or to drink as I did taken them home when I lived in the city .They cover a whole range with French grapes with the Reserva and white Chardonnay not bad at all.

Among so many stopping points in Santa Felicidade , district of Curitiba, and the Italian neighborhood about 7 km from the city center, reserve at least one hour for Durigan Wines. is on the most touristic stretch of Av. Manoel Ribas, the main artery of the neighborhood. The place is cozy, rustic and themed. Right at the entrance there are several sculptures, one of which represents Bacchus god of wine over a small waterfall.

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The Durigan family arrived in Paraná in the 19C from Treviso, Italy. After passing through Morretes, on the coast of the state of Paranà , the immigrants took up residence on the Curitiba plateau, today called Santa Felicidade.

All those delicious snacks such as salami, cheese, antipasti, sweets and chocolates are on sale. Daily they offer free tasting of cold cuts, juices and wines. The space is also focused on Italian gastronomic culture. If you want to prepare a typical dinner, you can open your wallet: here you can find pasta, sauces, olive oils, focaccias, crostinis, jellies and delicious pastries.  Another detail that I find very cute in the Durigan house is that it is always decorated according to the time of the year: Easter, Christmas, June parties;: giving the place an always festive look.

The official Durigan’s winery webpage in Portuguese is here: Vinhos Durigan, Curitiba Brazil

And this nice external youtube video will enhance your appreciation of the place, enjoy it

And there you go something other than samba and capirhina to expand your Brazilian knowledge. Hope you enjoy the Durigan’s wines in Santa Felicidade, Curitiba.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!

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