Colchagua Valley, Chile

It's all about the Carmenère in this verdant Chilean valley; the grape was thought extinct, but was rediscovered here in 1994. Wine tourism is naturally a big draw, but don't call Colchagua Valley the new Napa --wine has been cultivated here a couple of centuries before Napa even saw its first grape.<br>
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Read more here: <a href="http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/feature/warm-weather-escapes-text/4">'The Gourmet: Colchagua Valley, Chile'</a>

( Tribune file photo / January 28, 2003 )

It's all about the Carmenère in this verdant Chilean valley; the grape was thought extinct, but was rediscovered here in 1994. Wine tourism is naturally a big draw, but don't call Colchagua Valley the new Napa --wine has been cultivated here a couple of centuries before Napa even saw its first grape.

Read more here: 'The Gourmet: Colchagua Valley, Chile'

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