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Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture

The Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture is a Unesco World Heritage Site on Pico Island.

Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture.jpg
Vineyards near Criação Velha
LocationPico Island, Azores, Portugal
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(v)
Reference1117rev
Inscription2004 (28th Session)
Area987 ha (2,440 acres)
Buffer zone1,924 ha (4,750 acres)
Coordinates38°30′48.4″N 28°32′28.2″W / 38.513444°N 28.541167°W / 38.513444; -28.541167Coordinates: 38°30′48.4″N 28°32′28.2″W / 38.513444°N 28.541167°W / 38.513444; -28.541167
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture is located in Azores
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
Location of Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture in Azores
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture is located in North Atlantic
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture (North Atlantic)

The vineyard is divided into plots (currais) protected by walls (paredes, murinhos). The walls are built with basalt blocks that have been weathered and broken up and stacked without mortar. Viticulture dates back to the 15th century.

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See alsoEdit

  • Pico IPR, the officially demaracted wine region of Pico.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Secretaria Regional do Ambiente, Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture". (72 MB)
  • UNESCO, Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture

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