October 20th, 2017 / 3 to 5 pm at the Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Department of Viticulture and Enology UC Davis, the Chilean Agronomist Maximiliano Morales will give a Lecture called: “HISTORY OF ANCIENT CULTIVARS IN CHILE, Old Vine Rescue Projects in Chile”, followed by a Tasting of selected wines from extreme wine regions and old vine rescue projects from different areas.

The lecture will include an historical review on how the vines arrived and were established in different regions since 1550, plus an analysis of old vine Rescue Projects throughout Chile, where Maximiliano Morales has participated, followed by a tasting for students, faculty and participants of a selection of wines from old vines and extreme wine regions.

The Lecture will cover topics relating to old vine projects in Chile including the following:

150+ year old Pintatani Wine from the Arica Parinacota Region

150+ year old vines in Toconao in the Atacama Desert

140+ year old Malbec, Cab. Sauv. and Cabernet Franc from San Rosendo, Bio Bio Valley

150+ year old Cabernet Sauvignon and Pais in Cauquenes Valley

150+ year old Pais and Moscatel from Coelemu, Portezuelo, Guarilihue in the Itata Valley

150+ year old Frontignan Vines in Marga Marga Valley in the Valparaiso Region

70+ year old of Bonarda in Patagonia


Maximiliano Morales is an agronomist and the founder of AndesWines.com, the leading wine marketing company in South America with offices in Santiago (Chile) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), who works as the Agricultural & Wine strategist of AgroWine Lab, a business accelerator focused on attracting investment, articulating public and private business initiatives and technology transfer to companies related to wine and agriculture initiatives.

Maximiliano Morales is a guest writer from Jancis Robinson MW, English Wine Writer, Wine Critic and Journalist. Max also writes for several Latin American wine & economic Publications. He has worked as the wine expert of the National Geographic Explorer Expedition Ship and is the former Chilean Government Strategic Wine Consultant for CORFO, also, former Manager of the Nodo Estratégico Chile Vitivinícola 2.0, responsible for creating the Wine Road Map of Chilean Wines in alliance with CORFO and Vinos de Chile.

Interested in participating, please write to andes@andeswines.com


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  1. Great article to read! Tasting the Casa Marin Riesling in a world wide Riesling tasting in February, 2018 and will let you know where it places!

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