Quinta da Neve was one of the first wineries to explore the altitude of Santa Catarina plateau for the production of fine wines. The adventure began in 1999 in the city of São Joaquim, and the first vines were planted in the following year. Today different varieties of grapes are grown in a 25 hectares area. However, the company gives pride of place to Pinot Noir, which right from the beginning showed high potential. This was later confirmed by many experts, who were surprised when they tasted the results in the glass.