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Drought Plagues Winemakers in Northern Chile, Reports Wine Spectator

July 6, 2015

For vintners in any country, drought is a bad word. California’s water issues have dominated the news cycle recently, forcing painful discussions of water restrictions and whether vineyard acreage in the Central Valley will shrink dramatically. But in the Southern Hemisphere, northern Chile’s Limarí and Elqui valleys have been dealing with their own severe drought for several years now, and that has dramatically impacted vintners, with some forced to watch as their vines die from a lack of water. Wine Spectator has the full story.

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