Since the first plantings of grapes on the Miolo plots in 1897, the area and family have been known for providing quality fruit. It was only in the 1970s that attention began to turn to what we know as ?Classic? grape varieties and then in the 1990s began to bottle it under their own label. While many New World producers in South America rely on irrigation to grow vines in the first place, Miolo?s vineyards can be farmed entirely naturally. The resulting wines then reflect the terroir much more authentically than wines grown on land requiring constant intervention.The winery has benefitted from some of the best growing conditions in South America, let alone Brazil and therefore when the time came to modernise the winery they knew they had to get it right. The family were determined to grow their operation successfully; they knew that in order to be taken seriously in the International markets they had to ensure they expanded responsibly. The initial update of the winery was assisted by Michel Rolland who helped them cut yields and introduce modern techniques in the vineyard and acquire the latest technology in the winery.Miolo are without a doubt one of the key pioneers of Brazilian wine. They have proven, whether sparkling or still, a focus on crafting wines that have an old world character but with their own Brazilian twist. Their focus on classic grape varieties unconstrained by complex and outdated quality laws has meant some genuinely ingenious blends and styles. Their commitment to supporting the growth of quality Brazilian wine is unmatched, Miolo are currently the largest exporter of fine Brazilian wines.