Azores: Wine Tasting Holiday

Europe's Best Kept Secret

Though the Azores islands aren’t a major wine producing region, it does have quality wines and its own varieties such as Verdelho dos Acores and vinho de cheiro, a “morangueiro”, meaning it has a slight straw-berry-like fragrance. A wine tasting holiday in the Azores would not be complete without a visit to the Biscoitos Wine Museum at Praia da Vitória on the island of Terceira. The museum is a beautiful traditional structure which shows the history of wine production in the region and has a wine tasting room. Pico, however, is the main wine island in the Azores and a must for any Azores wine tasting holiday, with its terraced vineyards dating from the 1500s and its own wine museum.