Wine from Brazil?? In the southeast corner of Brazil, in an area called Sierra Gaucha, there is a mountainous area 1,500 to 2,500 feet high, cooled by the Atlantic, where they have been making wine since 1897. A few years ago, the Miolo family hired Michel Rolland, the premier French wine consultant, to improve their wines. They now produce wines of stunning quality of which Samba Sparklers Brut is an example. This wine is made of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir that are pressed separately, then blended to make this outstanding wine which is fermented in the true “Methode Champenois” manner.