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Collecting Brazilian states: Bahia has more than just Carnival… what about a winery?!

20 Aug

From Recife, Pernambuco
To Casa Nova, Bahia
Distance: ~ 517 miles  or 832 km

Hiding in the middle of the state of Bahia, there’s the district of Casa Nova, famous not only for its dunes, but also for housing one of the best known wineries in the Northeastern Brazil.

The initiative of “new irrigation” and “deviation of the river course” for irrigation purposes, comes from observing the way Californian wines are produced, and taking advantage of the similar weather, soil and temperature between the two countries, try to replicate in Brazil the already well-established North American success.

Mapa da região vinícola do Vale do São Francisco
Here is a map showing the area by the São Francisco River, in the northeastern part of Brazil, and the corresponding states involved in the production of national wine.
The state of Bahia is the south of the region, bordering the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, neighbors with Rio and São Paulo, but all that’ll be for future posts… 😮
For now, enjoy the images from the Bahian winery:

São Francisco River valley

guided tour around the factory and winery

inside the wine factory

São Francisco river – river’s course is deviated for the “new irrigation”and to serve the winery

some of the final products – fine wine from the São Francisco Valley!

displaying for retail

a nice view from one of the vineyard’s sights…

 

 

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in BRASIL, TRAVEL

 

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9 responses to “Collecting Brazilian states: Bahia has more than just Carnival… what about a winery?!

  1. Rois

    October 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    The father of my son is from Bahia, unfortunatelly, I didn’t get the chance to find out more about that place, so it was great to read article about it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  2. truthwithdoris

    August 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I love that last picture!

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    • 3rdcultchild

      August 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Definitely one of the most beautiful parts of the state – and a lot of people doesn’t even know it exists! Bahia’s made famous for its Carnaval, mainly in the state capital, Salvador – and there’s so much more…. for example: it’s the home of the largest artificial lake in Latin America.. but, this’ll come out on a future post! 😮

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  3. Heather Dray

    August 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Really interesting! I love the stacked-up barrels. I’d be afraid they’d fall! Love the river shot, too. Gorgeous.

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    • 3rdcultchild

      August 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you, Heather! I agree it’s a neat shot… no worries, they won’t fall… 😮 A good way to store and age the wine.. And I also loved that particular shot because of the contrast, between the light and the dark texture of the oak barrels… The river runs through several states in the NE…. it’s a source of life… new life… and a great new initiative to redirect its course to serve the wine fields! Thanks for stopping by!

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