Macau isn't only famous for its colorful history and sumptuous egg tarts; it also has a wide and special variety of wines that are very delicately taken care of and exhibited in the Macau Wine Museum.
The Macau Wine Museum is a special and serene place because of the wines that are stored and exhibited inside. The history of wine in Macau, the whole process of producing wine from the fermentation of the fruits and vegetables up to the bottling and corking processes are exhibited and explained in this special museum.
When you enter the Macau Wine Museum, you'll have a weird and interesting feeling. Because the facade of the building where the Wine Museum is located is very urban, noisy, and extremely city-like. However, when you enter the museum itself, you get a different experience and the atmosphere, the ambience that the museum exudes is totally different from the outside world.The atmosphere of the Wine Museum is a warm and friendly place.
The Macau Wine Museum occupies approximately 1,400 square-meters of space. It has different areas or divisions which have been sorted according to category. These areas are the Historical Information, Wine Cellar, and Museum and Exhibitions.
The Historical information area explains vineyard cultivation and wine cycles through the world
The Cellar Museum are displays tools and utensils used for wine-making, goes throught the successive stages of the viticulture, some sine faraternities outfits and a set of Portuguese glazed tiles.
Wine exhibitions and wine tasting features a collection of 1,115 wine vintages including 756 commercial wines and 359 collection wines. The oldest wine on display is a 1815 Porto wine.
These areas have different types of media by which they present the information – information about the wine and the grapevines. Some of these are several kinds of maps, both ancient and modern texts, photos, tiles and videos.
These media types' purpose is not only to make the relevant and interesting information available to the visitor, but also to recreate the atmosphere when the finest wines were being produced. Also, modern and traditional tools used in the production of wine can also be seen in these areas of the Wine Museum.
One of the objectives of the Macau Wine Museum is to incorporate into the visitor the special and unique process of making wine, to make him or her involved in the art of making the delightful drink.
Furthermore, the social, economical, and cultural significance of the wine in the tradition of the Portuguese are the main aspects of the Wine Museum. Daily life drinking tradition and celebration rituals in the Portuguese culture are also exhibited in the museum.
Open 10:00am - 6:00pm. Entrance for adults over 18 is 15 patacas, which includes a wine sampling. Those aged 11 to 18 pay 5 patacas. The package price MOP$20 for Wine & Grand Prix Museum.
Opening hours: Daily 10am-6pm.
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