Food & Wine: Rocha Negra Gin Tasting

Location: São Miguel
From $17.11 per person

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About the Experience

Rocha Negra Gin is distilled here on the island of São Miguel, a place where black volcanic rock meets the pristine blue Atlantic ocean. Rocha Negra means “Black Rock” and honors the island, formed millions of years ago, from molten lava fighting the sea. Rocha Negra is intrinsically linked to the environment of the Azores. It is on this coastline with its unrelenting and unforgiving jagged-edged rocks, that the botanicals found in Rocha Negra grow.

This coastline was untouched by humans until a few hundred years ago. Since then it has witnessed men in small wooden boats sailing out to slaughter whales one hundred times their size, to the current population with a greater awareness of the environmental impact of humankind and the fragility of these creatures. Rocha Negra Gin is built upon a desire to work in harmony with nature and the ocean. 

This is a gin best enjoyed as you watch the sunset over the green hills opposite The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate towards the ocean. It is a premium London Dry gin, which can be perfectly balanced with a garnish of Azorean grown orange, rosemary and a splash of juniper berries to bring out the best in the flavour. Take a moment, put your phone down, breathe in the fresh Atlantic breeze, feel the calming wind on your face and marvel at a place surrounded by thousands of kilometers of ocean and the wonders of what is out there for you to discover next.

Your gin tasting includes a journey through the history of the Azores, the Solar and the citrus trade with the UK as well as learning to make, and enjoying, the perfect Rocha Negra Gin and Tonic.

The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate, through your host Ali Bullock, is a proud ambassador for the Rocha Negra Gin brand.

Important note: Only available in English


Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions

  • Up to 7 days or more in advance: full refund
  • Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
  • Less than 48 hours: no refund available

Meeting point:
16A Canada Francisco Cabral, Livramento
9500-604 - Ponta Delgada

Activity provider policies

Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions

  • Up to 7 days or more in advance: full refund. Up to 48 hours: 50% refund. Less than 48 hours: no refund available