Vale dos Vinhedos, Bento Goncalves

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Set among rolling hills and scenic landscapes, Vale dos Vinhedos is the largest and most important wine region in the country. Dotted with internationally renowned wineries, small farms, Italian restaurants, art ateliers, and 5-star hotels, the region offers some of the highest quality wine tourism and infrastructure. The valley spreads throughout three different cities located on the mountain region of Rio Grande do Sul State and represents the historical, cultural, and gastronomical legacy. Formerly a settlement for Italian immigrants that arrived to the south Brazilian region in 1875, Vale dos Vinhedos (Grapevine Valley), nowadays provides wine tastings of merlots, cabernet sauvignons, rieslings or chardonnays in over 31 wineries, most of which also offer welcome tours with cheese and grape juice tasting. Vale dos Vinhedos wines are the only in Brazil to hold the Designation of Origin (DO), a first geographical certification. By using our Bento Goncalves trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Vale dos Vinhedos and other attractions in Bento Goncalves.
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  • The Vale dos Vinhedos is an amazing place, very cool and interesting. Are numerous wineries, each more interesting than the other. I was very impressed with the quality of Brazilian wines. Really leave nothing due to the neighbors Chile and Argentina. Site with several restaurants and lush landscape. I wonder at the time of the harvest of the grapes.
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  • As in all the visits of the area is an attraction to please the tourists. They can focus on wine, feature divided into properties and win and be happy.
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  • A must for anyone who is in the region. To know everything it takes about 3 days. Does not lose anything to great wine regions of the rest of the world.
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Where to stay in Bento Goncalves

The center of Bento Goncalves offers small hotels and guesthouses (known locally as "pousadas") to suit a range of budgets, with simple, economical options alongside more luxurious, upmarket choices. Staying here gives you easy access to Bento Goncalves' main urban attractions and amenities. For a more rustic, rural experience (i.e., closer to the wine) consider staying out among the vineyards and rolling hills of the countryside. Here, find small, characterful guesthouses, as well as large spa and resort-style hotels and rental villas.
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