Ice wine is being produced in Brazil for the first time.

The Perico Winery has begun producing the ice wine and plans to sell and export it in October 2010.

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes used to make the wine were harvested at a vineyard located near the town of Sao Joaquim, which is about 1300m above sea level in the coastal state Santa Catarina.

In early June, temperatures there dropped to -7.5C.

‘Temperatures can get very low here, so we realized that it would one day be possible to produce this,’ said Jonas Nunes Tavares, a business manager at the winery.

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Written by Jimmy Langman