The Miolo estate was founded in 1897, after Italian immigrant Giuseppe Miolo arrived in Brazil with a passion for grapes and vines. He bought a piece of land called Lote 43 and started to plant grapes, bringing the tradition of Italian winemaking to Brazil. Today, the business is still lead by the Miolo family and one of the estate’s most elegant wines is named after this first parcel.
After almost a century of growing grapes, the company started to make its own wine in 1990. Nowadays, Miolo produces 15 million litres of wine per year – red, white and sparkling – with grapes grown on 1200 hectares of vineyards. The aim of the winery is to create a range of sparkling, red and white wines that have Old World character, but also with their own Brazilian twist. It has become Brazil’s number one producer; exporting more wine than any other Brazilian winery.
The winery is located in the Vale dos Vinhedos region, situated between the cities of Bento Goncalves, Garibaldi and Monte Belo. Translated as ‘the valley of vineyards’, the Vale dos Vinhedos is the only region in the country with a certification of geographical indication. However, Miolo have vineyards all over the country – all the way down to Campanha, by the Uruguayan border.
The winery produces a wide range of styles and varietals, from entry-level to super premium. But the stand-out range is the Traditional Method sparkling wines – offering high-quality bubbles with great value-for-money.