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.
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
São Francisco river – river’s course is deviated for the “new irrigation”and to serve the winery
displaying for retail
a nice view from one of the vineyard’s sights…
9 thoughts on “Collecting Brazilian states: Bahia has more than just Carnival… what about a winery?!”
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! 🙂
My pleasure! Congrats, by the way! 😮
I love that last picture!
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! 😮
Really interesting! I love the stacked-up barrels. I’d be afraid they’d fall! Love the river shot, too. Gorgeous.
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!