Uva e Vinho

Caxias do Sul

Caxias do Sul

Called originally as Campo dos Bugres, “tropeiros” (drovers) used to pass by the region and it was occuped by Indians. In 1876, the first Italian agriculturalists came from Lombardia, Vêneto and Piemonte, starting the occupancy of this steep region with European climate. In 1890, Caxias do Sul was emancipated, being divided from São Sebastião do Caí and, in 1910, it was declared as a city. The first train arrived, connecting the region to the capital of the State.

In rural zone, subsistence agriculture was installed, concentrated on corn, wheat and grape production. Other ethnicities appeared and there was miscegenation, where habits and traditions were fused.

As time went by, Caxias do Sul was distinguished through grape and wine. In 1931, by Joaquim Pedro Lisboa, it took place the biggest and the most traditional south region party: Festa da Uva (Grape Party).

Caxias do Sul is like this: folklore, typical dish, harmonic living of craft techniques and high technology, Italian and Gaucho hospitality and its unmatched tourist attractions.

For more information: http://www.caxias.rs.gov.br.

*Texto traduzido por Marciele Borchet.

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