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Spanish Missionaries introduced vines planting in New Mexico

1629 - Spanish Missionaries introduced vines planting in New Mexico

In 1629, when Spanish missionaries first arrived in what is now the United States, they discovered that New Mexico had a dry climate and sandy soils. This led to the planting of the first Vitis vinifera vines there.

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