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In 1875, immigrants from Northern Italy made landfall in the Serra Gaúcha region of Southern Brazil and encountered a climate and landscape similar to their own native homeland. With the echoes of home, the native European culture and way of life were maintained and the ancient art of winemaking was soon resumed.
On the 14th of February 1931, sixteen families of grape growers from the town of Bento Gonçalves joined forces to create the cornerstone of what would become the largest enterprise of its kind in Brazil: COOPERATIVA VINÍCOLA AURORA (The Aurora Wine Cooperative). One year later, with a combined output of 317,000 kilos of grape the cooperative set about to become not only the largest, but also the most technologically advanced enterprise in the sector.
Located in the heart of Bento Gonçalves, the Aurora Winery is currently the largest in Brazil. More than 1,100 families count themselves as members of the cooperative and production is coordinated by experts in daily contact with the grape producers, supplying advice and assistance where required.

The technical team monitors the entire production process and is responsible for ensuring the quality of the final product. The process is in constant review to ensure that Aurora stays abreast of the latest technology and techniques in wine production.
For more than two decades Aurora has occupied its top position made possible through the continuing modernisation of its industrial premises, utilisation of the latest technology and a rigorous quality control system. Extreme care is taken at all stages of production from vine planting right through to the bottling of the final product. All of this has contributed to Aurora's continued growth and success.

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