At 81, Maria Serpa is still as passionate about the art of welcoming as she is about her roots on Pico Island. Born and raised on the island, Maria moved to San Francisco, United States, where she lived for 26 years. The nostalgia that the island of Pico evokes brought her back home to Pico island. Taking with her the vision of the tourist potential of the islands, Maria started to occupy old stone houses turning them into country chalets, doing her part to show the island of Pico to the world.
What are Adegas do Pico?
Adegas do Pico are small homes that offer peace and tranquility, restored by local artisans, maintaining the history and original character of the place, while adding comfort and modern amenities.
These rustic, robust and always so typical wineries were the nests of the men and women who lived and survived here, nests that preserve the history, warmth and romance that revived the strength of the people of these islands.
Adegas do Pico are a set of twelve traditional stone houses located in Praínha, on the north coast of the island of Pico, where guests enjoy hospitality and the traditional feeling of the Azorean experience. Twelve wineries full of joy, good times, affection and eternal memories.