Cabo Verde/Fogo: Wine Horticulture in Fogo Volcano Caldera

The volcanic sand and lava soil, while looking like rocks, is actually extremely fertile and the entire caldera is used as one giant farm – everything growing here side by side – beans, cashews, trees, and most famously and importantly – vine. Similar to Lanzarote, mostly white wines are produced here in caldera. Last couple years was a disruption due to the eruption and lava flows, but expectations are for a good 2016 crop – plenty of sun, a lot of minerals, and good filtration on this black sand soil.