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    it'll be that vineyard.....

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    Great! Thanks

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    Time to start your own DR1 wine club and we will all join in.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    The DR vineyard..... is the oldest in the Caribbean, started by the Spaniards

    When you buy there, you get a piece of the vineyard , and wine!,

    They get two yields a year thanks to the weather

    So I’ve been told..... by the fellow selling land/lots
    There are no wineries from colonial times in any of the islands. It is true that the Spaniards produced the first winery and wine somewhere in the Bay of Ocoa, but that turn to dust a long time ago. What exists now was started quite recently.

    Another thing is that in Palmar de Ocoa there used to be a special palm forest. Right now there is not much in terms of palms, but as recent as the 1820’s Mr McKenzie went all over the island and in his book he talks of the palm forest that he found in Palmar de Ocoa and how those trees look so different from any tree he saw on the island. He doesn’t go into details of the type of trees they were or what they look like except the description I already gave. The name has remained in the area. Now its a semi-desert of sort, with many scrubs growing there.

    Around Azua valley is where the Spanish also created most of the sugar on the island in the 1500’s. Something tells me that the semi-desert that exist in that area was created by man. There are some places of the island that have always been a semi-desert, such as in much of Pedernales. In fact, in Spain you will see scrubs that were actually introduced from Hispaniola by Columbus himself. They are now acclimatized to the dry areas of Spain, which is a major chunk of that country. The Platforms in Haiti has always been a dry area too. That peninsula which Columbus named San Nicolás looks a lot like much of Spain. Its the first place that Columbus saw of the island and the reason he named it La Española (The Spanish Island). Things changed a lot a little further east where the island doesn’t look like Spain at all.
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    Yes - excuse me - I didn't mean to imply the same vines were producing...
    just that the oldest vineyard in the New World is here - in Rep Dom

    Similarly, the oldest lighthouse isn't functioning too well today (or any other day !)

    The Church seems to be fine....

    I just thought idea of wine in those days was interesting.

    If you look at wine specs, you'll see the southernmost latitude is about Pto Plata - for viability

    Just another trivia point for people like me - promoting the DR
    in these days of DR bashing

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Gallo.....
    Never drink a wine before it’s time
    thought that was a paul masson wine, quoted by that fat guy Orson Wells

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    Maybe right.....

    But Ernest & Julio are the largest producers in the world.... still owned privately !!

    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...inery-history/

    Apologies for the error --- Paul masson.... young upstart !!!

    haha

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    Is the Paul Masson the wine they sell in carafe style bottles? I had it once. Very interesting.

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    yes - 1L carafe style

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