Working on the Estate after the storm

We’ve had a stormy week here in the Azores. A lot of wind and and rain which has been coming in from the south side of the island which means we get the brunt of the storm. Some damage to the protection we have around the orange trees so out into the field we go…

The perfect citrus for the perfect G&T

Here at The Gin Library, we spend more time than any sane person should be working (OK, drinking) gin and tonics in order to create the perfect version. Have we succeeded? We think we are close. But in order to make the perfect G&T you need the perfect citrus to go with the drink. The…

Sustainable Seafood in the Azores

Portugal and the Azores are well known for their seafood. With crystal clear waters and fishermen who have respected and feared the Atlantic waters for generations, the Azores has an important relationship with the ocean. However, fish stocks are under threat, as well as other environmental challenges. Read more about what local seafood is sustainable….

Wildlife on the estate

From our daytime residents such as starlings, Caggaros, bees, and the odd pigeon to our nighttime friends such as hedgehogs and bats, every animal is able to thrive on the estate and grounds. Simple as it may sound, but every step helps. And we are thrilled to see each year more and more wildlife on…

Working on a Rocha Negra Gin tasting experience

We have launched our latest gin tasting experience in partnership with Rocha Negra. This is a premium gin made here in the Azores. Made up of 9 botanicals, all round here on the island of Sao Miguel. You can see more here

Launching Our Tile painting Experience!

Special thanks to our friends here on Sao Miguel who lent a brush and kids so that we could launch our latest experience, Tile Painting. Adults and children are invited to paint their own tile and leave this on our wall of memories here on the estate. Inspired by our own journey on honeymoon to…

New gin arrivals in October & November

With a huge thank you (as always) to some of our amazing guests who visited The Gin Library in November and December. We have 3 new gins from Taiwan and the USA taking the gin library total to 342 gins in the collection. We hope you will visit us soon and thank you again to…

Top 5 bars in Ponta Delgada

A quick list of the best bars you will find in Ponta Delgada. Cheers to that. (1) The Gin library (not surprising to see this on the list, but in fairness it is good) see more here and if you want to find the Gin Libary you can click here (2) Ta Gente One of…