October 28, 2011
Location: Sunset Villas West End Isla De La Bahia, Honduras
The Tropical Caribbean Island of Roatan, proudly announces the first Cashew wine production and distribution. Stone Temple Holdings of Honduras is aiming to offer high quality products made from fresh tropical fruits and vegetables to the national and international markets industries. Acaxu’s wines desire is to introduce high quality beverages, made from raw materials available locally.
Having observed the characteristics of the cashew fruit conferring it potential for wine making, and rescuing a generations old family tradition, the company introduced the Acaxú line of wines. Cashew fruit production began in Honduras in the 1980s. The crops were stimulated amongst peasant cooperatives in southern Honduras. After many efforts to establish the activity's commercial viability, nowadays the cooperatives, with support from the international development cooperation agencies have managed to market the fruit's nut. Although the fresh fruit is also sold, there is still ample potential for diversification.
Ours has been the intention of finding technically and commercially viable options to use the crop's fruit. After a stage of product development, the Acaxú line of products was introduced. We intend, using modern enological techniques, to sustain the production of quality, young, fresh, aromatic, crystalline and well balanced fruit wines. This adventurous and exotic wine is fermented from the juice of fresh Cashew fruits, grown in the village of Namasigüe in southern Honduras. It has been produced with faithful respect to modern enological techniques to give you a wine with the rich aroma and character of its exotic parent tropical fruit.
It can be enjoyed on its own, as an aperitif, paired with food, or after meals. These unusually complex varietals are, Seco, Semi Seco & Dulce. Acaxu matches exceptionally well with Oriental and Spicy foods, various types of poultry and cheeses.
The sweet version combines well with desserts. Acaxú also makes excellent cooking wine.