That of Adega do Vulcão is the story of a bond between a Florentine couple and the Azores Islands, born almost by chance in 2008.
This unique place captured their attention and they decided to established here their buen retiro.
Over the time their stays expanded, this land exercising its powerful charm, and desires and projects are born.
The first binds them to wine. It is Adega do Vulcão, the volcano’s cellar, which through the patient recovery of native vines in a peculiar terroir, offers under its label small productions of wines with a defined personality.
Adega was born on the Island of Faial, near the dos Capelinhos volcano formed in 1957 following an eruption started in the sea a mile from the coast. The sand and ashes expelled from the volcano for over a year submerged the surrounding land, creating an unparalleled terroir in the following decades. Soon, the project was extended to the island of Pico, where the marvelous old UNESCO heritage vineyards are planted in the lava crust. Two islands, two different volcanic terroirs for a brand that express love for extreme nature and its own relationship with man.
Adega do Vulcão wines carry out all viticulture activities relating to the production, processing and international export of quality white wines.
We use native vines which are IGP quality certifed and the best cultivation and processing techniques
The company has activities on two islands, Pico and Faial with around 14 hectares of vines in total, some of which began production in 2017, and has cellar on Pico Island with the best equipment available internationally.
Adega do Vulcão is now owned by an Italian family in which there are 2 generations of professionals / entrepreneurs with solid backgrounds in business management, international business and marketing and in managing innovative farming and wine-making projects.
The viticulture activities are carried out with the supervision of the consultant Alberto Antonini.
The overall project is closely followed and actively supported by the Regional Government ofthe Azores due to its innovative outlook and possibility for replication.