Vinho do Fogo

 

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Grape wines were introduced into Cape Verde by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

 

The story of Vinho do Fogo starts here and follows the development of the island itself over the centuries.

 

Historical records show that the Vinho do Fogo was already being exported in the 18th century.
The grape vines are grown in the crater of an active volcano at altitudes of between 1,500 and 2,000 metres.

 

 

 

The harsh soil and climatic conditions make the manual work of cultivating, harvesting and transporting the grapes one of the great difficulty.

 

 

 

These are hand-made products that Winresources aims to market using Fair trade principles to accord value to the effort and difficulties involved in producing this wine.