In 2001, the Lidio Carraro winery started operating. In the same year the family acquired 200 acres in Encruzilhada do Sul, Southeast region of Rio Grande do Sul state. Later on, this area became recognized as a prestigious wine region in Brazil.
Earliest harvest of Vale dos Vinhedos vineyards took place in 2002, which is what allowed for the creation of Lidio Carraro's first wines, that were released to the market in 2004. Shortly thereafter, the wineryprovides a selection to represent Brazilian wines at the Duty-free international airports’ stores, becoming the first Brazilian producer to do it, in its own country. In 2005, the winery opened the doors to the world and Lidio Carraro started having international attention, leading to the first export.