The winery Aurora has another record, registering more than 180 thousand visitors in its headquarters in Bento Gonçalves, the Brazilian capital of grape and wine. It is the Brazilian winery that receives the most visitors in its facilities, from different parts of Brazil and abroad, always received by specialized professionals of the winery.
Founded on February 14th in 1931, it is the largest and most awarded winery in Brazil. For the third consecutive year, it has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The certificate rewards companies that obtained excellent ratings from tourists, considering quality, quantity and timeliness of the comments sent by travelers over a 12-month period.
Aurora was the first Brazilian winery to opn its doors to tourism, with organized reception and structured service, all since the late 60's. Over the years it has been going through improvements and adjustments, aiming the comfort of all. The entire path is accessible to people with special needs, with ramps and adapted toilets.
On the tour, visitors walk through the underground passages interconnecting the four blocks of Aurora's facility. The ''time tunnel'' connects the historic wing with the modern part and the iconic Flag Hall, which represents the countries with which the company has maintained commercial relations, ending at Cave di Bacco, where tourists can taste red and white wines, sparkling wine, coolers and grape juice. A big statue of Bacco, the Italian god of wine, resting in a front of wine, is the high point for photos of the visitors. The tour ends at the shop, that sells all items from the winery's portfolio.