Winemaking in the Azores doesn't look like winemaking in California. First of all, on Pico the grapes are grown in corrals of lava rocks. But as we've noticed, the humidity and climate and soil in Azores are very fertile.
The crest of Madalena. I took the ferry across from Horta in the morning, for a layover en route to Sao Jorge. A taxi driver offered to give me a tour of some of the island highlights for 90 euros, then got annoyed when I said I was going to walk around town and sneered at me. (Way to go, taxi dude.)
Madalena is noticeably upscale, with more gates and fences.
And fierce dogs.
One of the highlights of visiting the Pico Wine Museum is seeing this enormous dragon tree.
Also this crazy pink pineapple, with many heads.
They display bottles of all the wines made on Pico, but no tasting.