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Colonialism

We call it New World Wine, but it really is the legacy of Colonialism and wine. Look into this turning point category to see how the Age of Exploration led to New World Wine regions with all the good, the bad, and the ugly that came with it.

The Conquistador’s Impact on Wine in South America

The Conquistador’s Impact on Wine in South America In 1554, Spanish conquistadors and missionaries transported European Viti's vinifera vines to Chile. According to mythology, the conquistador Francisco de Aguirre planted the first vines. The […]

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