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Patagonia: The pioneers

Patricio Tapia meets the men behind Noemía and Chacra, and discovers how their success has inspired other producers in the region and ensured the preservation of its ancient vines…

First published in the October 2017 issue of Decanter

From the air, the Río Negro Valley looks like a narrow, misshapen strip of intense green, a fierce contrast to the thousands of square kilometres of desert that surround it. An oasis in the middle of the arid Argentinian Patagonia, 1,200km south of Buenos Aires.

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