Old Vines That Still Make Great Wine

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
A celebration of distinct old-vine vineyards from the New World and Old World, plus the magnificent wines they yield.

There’s a lot of buzz about the high-quality wines made from old vines. Whether or not you’re a believer, old-vine vineyards represent some of the most dramatic and authentic representations of wine history, tradition and appreciation.

From roots that are intricately twisted and gnarled due to decades of weathered life to sky-high vines, these beauties offer archival perspective and pure expressions of the terroir they’ve become remarkably synergized with.

Take a tour of some of the world’s most distinct old-vine vineyards, including sites where vines should have never survived and some of the first plantings in now-widely explored regions. Visually impactful and capable of yielding special wines of character, behold the beauty that old vines offer.

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