Discovering the wine region of Campanha
Campanha is Brazil's most Southerly wine-producing region, located aLong the country's border with Uruguay. While not quite as well known as the neighboring region of Serra Gaúcha, Campanha – sometimes known as Fronteira – is beginning to attract attention for the quality of the wine produced.
Soft, fruit-driven reds and rustic, Full-bodied whites are made in Campanha from Grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Chardonnay. As a relatively New wine area, viticulture was established in the region in the 1970s.
Production has grown significantly since as winegrowers have looked to more forgiving landscapes in Rio Grande do Sul rather than the mountain slopes of Serra Gaúcho. In 2020, the Indication of Origin of Campanha Gaúcha was granted, covering a grand total of 44,365 square kilometers (17,130 sq mi). It accounts for approximately 30 percent Brazil's wine production, second to Serra Gaúcha.
The viticultural zone of Campanha Lies some 290 kilometers (180 mi) southwest of the city of Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.
Beginning roughly from the city of Bagé, Campanha covers a thin strip of land that stretches along the Uruguayan border for around 338 kilometers (210 mi) to the border with Argentina in the west. In practice, most viticulture is found around the communes of Santana do Livramento in the Center of the region and Pinheiro Machado at the eastern end.
The terrain of Campanha consists of low, rolling hills and flatlands known as pampas in this Part of the world. The area has a relatively temperate Climate given its low latitude of 30°S, which it shares with the northern Sahara Desert.