Ypióca Agroindustrial LTDA


1.280 Av. Washington Soares

Status: Operational

Established: 1846

Owner: Diageo plc

Capacity: Not supplied

Visitor Policy: Not generally accessible

Tel: +55 (85) 3216 8888

The Telles family have been making cachaça since 1846 when Dario Telles de Menezes arrived from Portugal and set up his distillery in the town of Maranguape. Ypioca is Brazil’s largest cachaça producer and the only major producer to use exclusively sugar cane grown on their own estates.

Ypióca operate five production plants – one in Rio Grande do Norte (Ceará-Mirim) and four in the countryside of Ceará (Pindoretama, Acarape, Paraipaba and Jaguaruana). Jaguaruanais, the most recently built, boats the latest capacity of any Brazilian distillery.