Chile may be considered “New World” and the popularity of its wines may have only exploded internationally in “recent” years. However, grapevines for use in winemaking were planted hundreds of years ago.
Learn about how Chilean grapevines escaped a dreaded disease in the 1800s, and how the country is thus home to some of the world’s oldest vines, in this VinePair article!
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Hi KD, I remember hearing when wee were in Chile how the Chilean vines ended up saving French vineyards. Love your posts. Listed yours as one of 10 great travel blogs in my post today. Cheers! : ) Rebecca
Thanks so very very much! Isn’t it so incredible… one would never think of Chilean vines saving French wine! 😉