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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. Read more here: 'The Gourmet: Colchagua Valley, Chile'Tribune file photo