Bento Gonçalves

Bento Gonçalves is in the Northeast of Rio Grande do Sul.

A view of the city
Miolo Vineyards in Bento Gonçalves
Bridge over the Antas River.

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Bento Gonçalves is the wine capital of Brazil. The majority of domestic wine is produced here and most of the country’s grape juice also comes from Bento Gonçalves. The city has many vineyards outside of the central business district. It was colonized by Italian immigrants near the end of the 19th century. Its rolling hills, vineyards, historic buildings and Italian heritage have made this city one of the great tourist cities in the Serra Gaúcha.

Commercial air service is available in Caxias do Sul (41 km / 28 miles away, about 50 minutes by car) and Porto Alegre (121 km / 75 miles away, about 1 hour and 45 minutes by car).

-29.161049-51.5215931 Estação Rodoviária de Bento Gonçalves (Intercity bus station), Rua Gen. Gomes Carneiro, 19 Centro, +55 54 3218-3000, e-mail: rodoviaria@rodoviariacaxias.com.br. Comfortable and air-conditioned executive coaches are available from Porto Alegre and many other cities throughout Rio Grande do Sul state to Bento Gonçalves. The bus station has a snack bar, shops with newspapers, magazines, and souvenirs. It also has a baggage storage services (guarda volumes) if you plan on just visiting town while waiting for another bus. Most travelers coming from the metropolitan Porto Alegre region will take the BENTO or UNESUL busline to Bento Gonçalves. Check the bus station website where you can check schedules, verify bus fare, and even purchase tickets (although a CPF, Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas, or Natural Persons Register Number is necessary). Most foreigners simply show up at the time of travel and purchase a ticket. In general, there are vacancies on the buses if you’re not traveling during a holiday. 

Intercity buslines that operate at the Bento Gonçalves intercity bus station:

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