Colonial Wine History Introduction
“Wine is the light of the sun trapped in the water.” This is what Galileo had to say about the noble beverage.
Wine is still a sign of key symbols, and a culture has grown up around its usage. Wine, like so many other cultural items and commodities, originates in Eurasia and the Near, Middle, and Far East. There are winemaking records dating back to 7000 BC in the Caucasus, specifically in Georgia.
Before the 16th century, vines had been transported to America and Mexico. In 1592, the Huguenots, or French Protestants, established a winery in Jacksonville, Florida. The vines made it to the American continent thanks to colonial conquests at the start of the 16th century. The grapevine, which originated in Mexico, was brought to California, Chile, and Argentina by missionaries. In the 16th century, wine was grown in Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil, and small quantities were even exported to Europe.
The timelines below takes through the influence of colonial system on wine.