Brazil's wine revolution

The author in pink shirt with the crew from Estancia Paraizo in Campanha in a soil pit in the vineyard

Amanda Barnes, a specialist in South American wine, makes a strong case for looking outside of Serra Gaúcha and into other subregions of Rio Grande do Sul for exciting wines. Above, the author (in pink) with the team from Estância Paraíso in Campanha.

Of the several visits I have made to Brazil’s wine regions over the past decade, there has always been a feeling of the wine industry still being at its inception. But after a two-week road trip around Rio Grande do Sul, I noted a sense of maturity and self-confidence – a feeling of ‘Brazilianness’, if you will, and...