The Valduga family emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1875 and since then has been producing wine: first for their own consumption, then in bulk, and now as one of the country’s leading producers of premium bottled wine. Despite the growth of the business, the family remains involved in every aspect of production, even down to the winery design.
Casa Valduga has vineyards in three regions, allowing style to be closely matched to site. Fifty hectares are in Vale dos Vinhedos, near the winery itself; they produce sparkling wine as well as finely-etched still Chardonnay. Bordeaux varieties, both white and red, are grown in the drier, sunnier region of Campanha, on the Uruguayan border. The largest vineyard holding, 160 hectares, sits in the granitic soils of Encruzilhada do Sul.
As Brazil starts to make waves on the export market, Casa Valduga is one of the pioneering producers setting the pace.