Vinícola Geisse

Rio Grande do Sul

Founded by famed Chilean winemaker Mario Geisse, Cave Geisse produces Brazil's most internationally heralded sparkling wines and is a cult favorite abroad. Reservations are best.

On weekends, the Open Lounge, a canopied outdoor patio, serves Chilean empanadas and charcuterie plates from a food truck (11am to 5pm).

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