Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
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|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Vineyards near Criação Velha
|Location||Pico Island, Azores, Portugal|
|Inscription||2004 (28th Session)|
|Area||987 ha (2,440 acres)|
|Buffer zone||1,924 ha (4,750 acres)|
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.
- Pico IPR, the officially demaracted wine region of Pico.