Adega do Vulcão



Capelo (Horta)

Cinzia Caiazzo & Gianni Mancassola

Factor XPTO: The volcanic ash of Faial and the flagstone of Pico merge in the wines of Adega do Vulcão.

Gianni and Cinzia, a Florentine couple, discovered the Azores in 2008, and from that moment on, a bond was formed that has never been broken. The Adega do Vulcão project was born on the island of Faial, near the Capelinhos Volcano, formed in 1957 following an eruption that began in the ocean, a mile from the coast. The sand and ash expelled by the volcano for over a year covered the surrounding land, creating a unique terroir over the following decades, where 7 hectares of organically grown native Azorean grape varieties are currently planted.

In 2017 Guido and his wife Ann-Sophie joined the project and bought 6 hectares of vineyards on the island of Pico in the iconic area of Lajido da Criação Velha, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old vines, 70-90 years old, cultivated in currais, small plots surrounded by ancient dry stone walls that protect them from the ocean winds. The first harvest began with the launch of Pé do Monte DO Pico Reserva (best national white wine of the year 2023, Revista do Vinhos a Essência do Vinho) and Ameixambar, IG Açores, a unique wine resulting from a blend of grapes from the 2 islands, and Terra Brum DO Pico Reserva.