The Drinking Hour podcast: desert wine

On this week's episode of The Drinking Hour, host David Kermode is joined by Alejandro Galaz - head winemaker at Tara - to talk about the enormous challenge of making wine in one of the driest places on earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert

atacama desert

The Atacama Desert – it’s one of the driest places on earth, with some weather stations having never recorded a drop of rain. It’s also the site of Tara winery, a project from Viña Ventisquero that aims to harness the unique terrain of Chile’s cool coastal desert to create bracingly acidic wines with a distinctive character.

On this week’s episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode is joined by Alejandro Galaz – head winemaker at Tara – to discuss making wine in extreme weather conditions, and how the thick Pacific fogs, limestone soil and water from the Huasco River in the Andes all work together to create these very special wines.

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