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How did Carmenere come to Chile?

How did Carmenere come to Chile?

Being autonomous, Chileans were free to travel the world and own land. Viticulture was on the rise as clippings from European vines were brought back to Chile to be produced into wine for personal and local consumption. One Landowner was Silvestre Ochagavia, who in 1851, pioneered the commercializing the wine industry.