The Distillery

The Distillery

Artistic crafting of copper pot still (alambic) cachaça

Santo Mario Distillery, located in the hinterland town of Catanduva (State of São Paulo, Brazil), was founded in 1983 as Italian immigrant´s son Mario Seghese brought his dream to reality. Drawing on a long-standing family tradition, the distillery is renowned all over Brazil for the high quality and superior flavor of its cachaça.

The distillation process is fully committed to the highest environment protection standards. The employed breed of sugarcane, which is especially fit for cachaça production, is grown on the family farm through environment-friendly techniques. After being sorted, sickle-harvested and relieved of its straw in the field, the sugarcane enters the mill within 24 hours, where skilled workers manually extract the juice. The fresh-pressed juice is then left to ferment for 18 to 30 hours; fire-heating for the alambic is obtained through burning sugar cane refuse, thus avoiding the need for wood.

On visiting the distillery, its cachaça, as well as home-made liqueurs and a wide range of sweets, can be purchased. The adjoining Cachaça Museum, where a collection of over 5000 bottles of the spirits and a small set of antiques are exhibited, is also at hand.

Santo Mario Farm - Catanduva SP - Brasil - + 55 17 3522 5715