Macau Wine & Grand Prix Museum is the one which displays the history and the significance of wine making and racing for the city of Macau. This site unveils so many facts related with wine making and racing that is not much known to the people. The Macau and their connections with wine and racing get significant importance in the exhibits of the wine & Grand Prix museum.
The Wine Museum
The Macau wine museum is a very special site which focuses on introducing socio-economic and cultural significance of wine in the celebration rituals, daily life and the tradition of Portuguese. It is the only one that exist in Asia of this kind. It is located next to Macau Grand Prix Museum which is inside Tourist Activity Center of Macau. The museum got inaugurated in the year 1995 and it occupies about 1400 square meters.
The Wine Museum of Macau is divided to three major areas that include the museum and the exhibitions, historical information and then the wine cellar. These areas showcases the history in the growth of the grape, the utensils and tools used in wine making and there are also exhibits of the wines which are made at wineries of China, Macau and Portugal. The museum currently has a collection of over 1115 brand of the wines which include 756 commercial and 359 collection wines. The porto 1815 the oldest wines from Portugal are also among the exhibits.
The newly brewed wines of 50 varieties are available for tasting which gives the people a great chance for experiencing famous wine. The place also has another group of exhibits that has porcelain bricks which are decorated with the colored drawing and are dated back to 18th century.
Grand Prix Museum
Grand Prix museum comprises of exhibits connecting to Grand Prix worldwide that include the videos, photos, cups, records of the champions, illustrated articles and many commemorative items. This museum was built in the year 1933 in connection with the 40th anniversary celebration of Grand Prix racing that is organized in Macau. It is located in Tourism activities center on the Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes.
The Macau Grand prix enjoys the history of more than 60 years starting in the 1954. The museum has so many collections that focus on the competitions thus making it a must visit place for the F1 enthusiasts. The collection also include more than twenty of the formula cars and the motorcycles which were driven by the popular drivers of the world like David Coulhard, Michael Schumacher and Eduarfo de Carvalho. There is also a projection device which helps visitors in understanding museum and the history better.
The Wine & Grand Prix museum offers an insight to the history of wine and racing and its connection with Macau.