Wine Day at Vinícola Araucária is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the wine universe and about what is produced there. An experienced sommelier will lead the visit, starting at your hotel until the winery and will explan everything about the local production.
The Wine Day must be booked in advance and is available for groups between 6 and 20 people, from Tuesday to Sunday.
Vinícola Araucária is located in São José dos Pinhais, just an hour away from Curitiba. The landscape is remarkable, surrounded by Araucaria trees and the way until there is very picturesque, with several small rural properties.
Pioneer in Paraná Estate in the integration of wine production and grapes raising, Vinícola Araucária has improved its production since 2007 and produces today red, white and sparkling wines. The “wine geography” in Brazil changed because of that and today the parallel 25°S is considered also a wine production and grape raising area.
The property produces 8 grapes varieties from Europe: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Merlot, Nebbiolo and Toroldego. The winery produces two kinds of sparking wines (Poty Brut and Poty Demi Sec), a white wine (Angustifólia Chardonnay) and three kinds of red wine (Angustifólia Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Gralha Azul Merlot). The produced wine has high quality. Do not expect to taste "sweet" wine or grape juice.
The constructions of the winery are beautiful and in harmony with the nature and local art. All labels and decoration remind the nature and paintings by the local artist Poty Lazzarotto.
You will visit the outside area, where the grapes raise, the production area and will have a wine tasking where you will learn some tricks and details to enjoy and recognize a good wine. A great experience!
The place is wonderful, surrounded by huge araucária trees, woods, fruit trees and a beautiful lake. The vineyard changes its colors every season.
After the visit and wine lecture, a delicious lunch with local wines at Gralha Azul Restaurant in the winery area. The menu is subject to change.
Chef salad with ingredients grown in the winery
Main dishes (choose one)
Country chicken a la Araucária served with white wine sauce with herbs, with yuca, risotto and parmesan cheese
Ancho beef, grilled with mushroom rice, potatoes and green pepper sauce
“Malhada” lamb – lamb carré with country rice, baby potatoes, broccoli ali-oli and red wine sauce
Conchigliones (pasta) filled with pumpkin and buffalo cheese, served with mushrooms sauce and parmesan cheese
Dessert (choose one)
Papaya cream with cassis liquor
Cheesecake with black berries
The visit ends at the wine store, where you can buy the wines of your preference.
Return to Curitiba.
DISCOUNT POLICY: book until 5 days in advance and get discounts in the private tours: 5% for two tours and 10% for three tours or more. The discounts are given manually in your confirmation.
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9:00 – Departure from Curitiba to Araucária Winery
10:00 – 12:00 – Guided visit with lecture and wine tasting
12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch with wine (3 glasses) and water
14:00 – 14:30 – Visit to the wine store
Return to Curitiba, arrival between 3:30 and 4:00 pm.
Included services: transportation in van or mini-bus from central located hotels in Curitiba, guidance by an especialized sommerlier, lecture and wine tasting, lunch with 3 glasses of wine and water, participation certificate, printed material and 1 bottle of red wine Angustifolia Merlot (375 ml).
Not included: personal expenses, not mentioned drinks, gratuities, etc.
The cancelation of services by the buyer will occur fees in case of no-shows, transferences and cancelations or any other personal reasons that might prevent the buyer to take part in the tour or booked service. The mentioned fees follow following rules and will be charged according to the expenses already made by the tour company:
- Until 30 days prior to service date: 10% cancelation feee
- From 29 to 21 days prior to service date: 20% cancelation fee
- Less than 21 days prior to service date: above 20% cancelation fee
These fees are according to Brazilian law and the Deliberação Normativa number 161 from August 8th 1985 by EMBRATUR.
As this tour includes wine tasting, it can not be booked for children and teenagers under 18 years old.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the tour, as we will walk also in the outside area.
In case your hotel is out of downtown area: an additional fee will be applied. Consult us.
This is a private tour. What are the advantages for you?
Only you and your family/friends will take part on it. The guide and the transportation will be only for you. You will not need to wait for anyone else and you will not drive from one hotel to other to pick up other travelers. You will not share the tour with strangers. Talk to your guide about the itinerary and adapt it to your preferences. For example, if you want to change the tour itinerary and visit other places, it is possible, as long as it fits the tour duration and do not get out too much of the itinerary. In case you want to stay longer in a place you liked, you can do it too! Enjoy the most your leisure time with the people you love, with exclusivity and the personal service you deserve!
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100% Satisfaction Guarantee in the private tours! If we do not fulfill the tour description or you do not like something, please call us and give us 15 minutes to solve the situation. If we do not get it, you will get the money of the private tour back.
For smaller groups, couples or those who want to do the tour alone, it is possible to schedule with advance a visit to the Vinícola Araucária, that includes a guided tour to know the vineyards and facilities, tasting of wines and harmonized lunch. Avaiable on Saturdays and Sundays!
Special Paraná Turismo Receptivo – Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 262 sala 5 – Curitiba – PR – 80020-000 - Brazil – Tel.: 55 41 3232 1314 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Tourism Ministry Registration: 18.005869.10.0001-1