On February 18, World Wine Day is celebrated, and ADEGA tells the origin of viticulture in Brazil, which dates back to the beginning of the arrival of the Portuguese.
Although Pedro Álvares Cabral set foot on Brazilian soil in 1500, it was only thirty years later that Portugal effectively began occupying the colony.
It was in March 1532 that a nobleman named Brás Cubas, born in the city of Porto became the first wine grower in Brazil.
After founding the village of Santos, he ordered the cultivation of grape varieties brought from Portugal on the slopes of the Serra . . .