As a part of region 8's cultural heritage, wherever you go, festival or birthdays, you will always see a tuba stowed on the table alluring every diners to drink them.
Last year (2011), a son and his father decided to produce the very first premium coconut wine but with a clear clarity and refined taste. The coconut wine is known in Region 8 as Vino de Coco.
Vino de Coco is is an all-natural wine made with the purest and sweetest coconut nectar extracted from the blossoms of selected coconut palms of the Philippines. Unlike from the original tuba found in the provinces of Region 8, Vino de coco is light, clean, and has refined and consistent taste.
This product has already made the rounds of local and national product fairs and has steadily gained its fan base among wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts. In fact, there are already demand from places abroad. In more than just a year, Leyte’s Vino de Coco has now expanded its operations through gaining facilities and increased tank capacity. From last year’s 1,300 bottles per month production has now increased to 3,300 bottles of tuba per month.
As for the products, Vino de Coco will continue to improve and create new flavos and mixes. As a matter of fact, a new white blend is available in the market. It is a version of completely organic tuba without the barok to color and stabilize the wine.