You are what you eat & drink

The World’s Driest Desert has Wine

map_chile3Chile has long been synonymous with wine. This long slender country on the Pacific Coast of South America produces some very fine wines.

The main, popular, most well known areas for producing wine stretch from a little north of Santiago well to the south in the Central Valley.

What is not so well known, is that wine is produced in another area. An area well to the north, with the mighty Andes in the background and surrounded by the driest desert in the world.

The San Pedro de Atacama desert.

A land of geysers and volcanoes

A land of geysers and volcanoes

A very unique habitat where only a few animals like the alpacas can live.

 

 

San Pedro 'Castillo de Molina' Sauvignon Blanc - Elqui Valley

San Pedro ‘Castillo de Molina’ Sauvignon Blanc – Elqui Valley

 

Ayllu 2010, Salar de Atacama

Ayllu 2010, Salar de Atacama

You can read more on Chile’s wines on Chile’s X-Factor

 

 

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