Chilean Wine Threatened by Climate Change, Heatwaves, and Wildfires

Some vineyards are growing new vines in different positions to give grapes more shade, as the ripening season in parts of Chile is hotter these days. 

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The Chilean wine industry has recently been facing some natural threats that have changed the way vineyards manage their crops.

One of the biggest threats has been some adverse climatic conditions, particularly drought and high temperatures. Chile’s government has directly attributed these conditions to climate change.

Some vineyards are growing new vines in different positions to give grapes more shade, as the ripening season in parts of Chile is hotter these days.

This heat led to one of the country’s worst wildfires in history, which wiped out forest, farmland, and even small towns earlier in the year.

Hopefully, we will see less of these damaging events in 2018, giving Chile’s wine industry a chance to return to full strength.

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