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Napa Valley winemaker aims to open wine’s newest frontier in Costa Rica

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The global winemaking map may soon be due for another expansion, as plans are being laid to build the first winery in Costa Rica.

Kerry Damskey, Napa Valley winemaker and consultant to Sula Vineyards in India, has revealed that he is currently assessing the suitability of a site in Costa Rica for viticulture, confident that the altitude of 6,000ft will present good growing conditions.

Explaining his motivation to produce wine in a country with no viticultural heritage, Kerry tsaid, “Costa Rica has a large international presence and subsequently a niche market for domestic premium wines. If the project is successful, we are looking to produce 15,000 cases a year.”

Original source: The Drinks Business