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The Jesuits and Wine Production in the New World

The Jesuits and Wine Production in the New World In the summer of 1599, several zealous Roman Catholics arrived at the developing town of Cordoba in what is now Northwestern Argentina. These men were […]

April 2

April 2, 1767: On this day in 1767 the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain’s massive territories across the Americas began. This was undertaken on the orders of King Charles III of Spain and […]

October 18

October 18, 1570: On this day Manuel de Nóbrega, a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil died in the colony of Rio de Janeiro. De Nóbrega […]

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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