Cinema, picnic, bike, whiskey and much more: discover experiences to escape the obvious and be surprised in the wine region of Serra Gaúcha

The wine region in Serra Gaúcha is a true paradise for lovers of drink in Brazil. To give you an idea, about 90% of the country's wine production takes place in this area, which brings together more than 550 wineries spread across the cities of Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi, chick Flag, farroupilha, among others. Therefore, the offer of tastings and wine tourism options are vast – and there is something for all tastes.

In addition, for those who want to go beyond conventional tours, the region offers a series of experiences that are beyond the obvious – although some still involve the universe of oenology. From an open-air cinema to a bike ride, we separate different experiences to enjoy in the wine region in Serra Gaúcha and be surprised.

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Bike tour – Stone Paths

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Do you like cycling? The “Que Tal de Bike?” project, conceived by the Dall'Onder hotel chain, offers a bike tour through the charming Caminhos de Pedra, in Bento Gonçalves. The 12-kilometer route is intended to rescue the old crafts that the first immigrants brought from Italy.

The tour goes through beautiful scenery, in addition to visiting 28 stone foundation houses, such as Casa da Ovelha, Casa da Erva Mate, Casa do Queijo, Casa da Tecelagem, among others. In addition, the tour provides the bikes, safety equipment and is also accompanied by a guide.

This is certainly a tour to escape the obvious in the Serra Gaúcha wine region.

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Wine Garden – Miolo

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The well-known Grupo Miolo offers a different experience to its visitors with the Wine Garden. The space, set up next to the winery's gardens, features towels, mats and a charming and relaxed atmosphere.

Thus, in this kind of open-air wine bar, visitors can taste cheeses, cold cuts and other foods, in addition to having wines available for tasting and selling sparkling wines by the glass.

The environments created on the lawn are always different, providing a new experience with each visit. However, it is worth mentioning that the Wine Garden da Miolo only works on weekends and during the afternoon, with free admission.

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Whiskey tasting – Union Distillery

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Anyone who thinks that the Serra Gaúcha wine region only has room for a single drink is very wrong. Union Distillery, a whiskey malt manufacturer, has been on the market for more than 67 years, but it was only in 2015 that it installed its second unit in Bento Gonçalves.

Located in a huge mansion where a winery used to be, the space offers a guided tour where it is possible to know all the stages of whiskey making. In addition, the tour also passes through huge tanks and more than 10,000 barrels of American oak.

The tour costs R$ 40 per person and runs from Monday to Saturday.

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Maria Smoke – L'essenza del Vino

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How about traveling aboard a Maria Fumaça and still having wine tastings to the sound of Italian music? This is what the L'Essenza Del Vinho experience proposes, where visitors travel the tracks from Bento Gonçalves to Carlos Barbosa aboard a charming locomotive. In addition, the tour is accompanied by a winemaker or sommelier.

During the journey, which lasts approximately an hour and a half, tastings of specially selected labels are held and served in a special wagon. On the tour, a group still packs the experience with well-known Italian songs – and anyone who wants can accompany the dance.

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Cave Experience – Luiz Argenta

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Imagine carrying out a blind tasting in the underground cellar of a winery? At Luiz Argenta, in Flores da Cunha, you can taste 4 iconic products of the house in the company of a winemaker. Therefore, this sensory experience surprises even the most demanding drink lovers.

The wines that arrive straight from the tank to the table are gradually revealed in a unique environment, which combines with all the elegance of Luiz Argenta. In addition, it is also possible to take a guided tour of the structure of the winery and discover all its production processes.

The Cave Experience takes place on Fridays and Saturdays at 3:30 pm and costs R$ 130.00 per person.

For information and reservations Click here.

Wine Movie – Peterlongo

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Once a month, the centenary Peterlongo Winery, in Garibaldi, the only one in Brazil authorized to use the term “champagne” for its sparkling wines, holds a wine tasting session. cinema amid the vineyards and the huge mansion that resembles a castle.

With pallets, pillows and blankets scattered around the garden, the vintage atmosphere creates the perfect environment to enjoy a pleasant night and a different experience in Serra Gaúcha. In addition, it also brings food trucks, popcorn and, of course, many sparkling wines and wines to the public.

Tickets for the cinema session cost R$ 40, including popcorn and a glass of wine or sparkling wine.

For information and reservations Click here.

Cultural Park – Italian Epic

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It goes without saying that Italian roots are present almost everywhere in the Vale dos Vinhedos region. Therefore, there is nothing better than delving into this history of much struggle that made the first immigrants arrive in the region, in 1876.

Through 2 thousand square meters and nine built scenarios, visitors are transported on a journey through time where they follow the story of the couple Lázaro and Rosa and their exciting 36-day journey, from Genoa to Porto Alegre, aboard a ship. In addition, the show, located in Bento Gonçalves, is suitable for the whole family.

For information and tickets Click here.

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