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Quick Details

  • Czar Wine tasting
  • Local cheese or other tastings to pair with the wine
  • Guided walk in Pico Unesco vineyards
  • Visit to one of our favorite pools (if the weather conditions allow)
  • Private transportation
Adult Ages 17+
Youth (12-17)
Children (3-12)
Infant Ages 0-2

Czar Pico wine is celebrated as uniquely exceptional by wine critics and experts alike!

The remarkable price of over €1000 per bottle reflects its history and the bold risks undertaken by its producer, Fortunato. He cultivates some of the oldest Verdelho vines, over a century old, achieving a perfect harmony between acidity and sweetness. Czar wines are notable for reaching 18% alcohol solely through fermentation, distinguishing them from liqueur and fortified wines like Port, placing them in a category of their own.

Due to the grapes being harvested at peak ripeness, strong winds or rain can devastate these precious gold grapes, potentially destroying an entire harvest.

a man holding a bottle

This year, we’re in luck! Fortunato has just bottled the 2015 vintage, and we have secured a few bottles from previous years exclusively for our tastings. These wines, aged for eight years in oak barrels, are limited to just 1000 bottles. We have saved some just for you!

Join us for an exclusive tasting of Czar Pico Wine, meet the visionary producer, engage in enlightening conversations, and savor limited editions not available on the market.

Our adventure begins in the quaint village of Madalena. After a leisurely stroll through the vineyards along the seaside, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004, we’ll cool our feet in a natural swimming pool. Here, you can either dip into the waters or relax by the edge, sharing local stories and gearing up for our final stop: Czar Winery.

Discover the history and unique characteristics of Pico wine, cultivated in volcanic lava soil and thriving among the rocks, something which contributes to craft some of the best wines in the world!



Join us on the day of the tour near the Ferry Boat terminal in Madalena Village, Pico Island. We will gather by the small statue of Gilberto Mariano da Silva.

Directly opposite, you’ll see a turquoise blue water sports shop called CW Azores. We’ll meet right in front of this shop, near the statue.

This location is central and easy to find, but should you have any difficulties or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us before the experience begins.


For more frequently asked questions about weather, alcohol, and dietary restrictions, please visit our FAQ page here.

a man standing next to a bottle of wine


A definite must in Pico

Silvia gave us a thorough history of how grapes came to be on the island. We were taken on a walk through the wine fields but mind you these wine fields are not like ours in the States, these grapes are grown in lava beds. No soil! And boy, oh boy the wine produced from these grapes is fanatastic!!! Silvia then took us to a protected swimming area to either swim or not and eat small bites at the local restaurant right there. Crabs, limpets and favas beans with bread. Lastly we were driven to a winery to sample wines produced by a women, very passionate about her wines. And fabulous wines they are!!! If you only have a few hours on Pico, as we did, I would highly recommend this tour. The ferry ride from Faial was a breeze.

– Dasya R., USA on Airbnb
A day well spent in BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE Pico Island

As a solo female traveler, I have to say that, I absolutely loved (LOVED ;-) this experience. It is not only a great way to dive into the Azorean Culture through tastings of the VERY UNIQUE Pico wine, sampling of a good bit of tasty local snacks, breathtaking walks through the vineyards, swimming in tide pools within the amazing volcanic landscape, but also an absolute perfect way to meet and mingle with other fellow visitors and local hosts. I wish I could stay longer in order to take full advantage of all the tasteful and careful recommendations that Silvia provided while leisurely taking us all into this beautiful journey into Pico island life style. Thank YOU so much for such a blissful day, Silvia ... I hope to come back and do this all over again with a special someone ... who knows! Hugs to all of you who took such great care of us during our tour.

– Adriana on Viator
Increíble experiencia!

Un paseo precioso! El lugar es increíble, con una naturaleza exuberante. Difícil elegir la mejor parte: las caminatas, las pruebas de vinos, el contacto con la cultura local, las piscinas... Silvia, muchas gracias por la experiencia fantástica! Volvimos todos encantados :)

– Gabriel on Viator
The best wine tour ever

A day well spent that made all the difference on our trip to Pico! We got to know places, wines and tasted local 'tapas' that without Silvia and Adriana would not have been possible or would have been extremely difficult! They took us swimming at an incredible place and even lent us a snorkelling mask. Because the weather allowed, we had a delicious volcanic wine tasting from a local wine producer among the black rocks and kiwis and with snacks accompanied by local people! A trip not to be missed with people who in a few hours become friends and that we carry in our hearts! Thank you so much!

– Sofia, on Viator