Bolivia’s high altitude helps produce “high-quality” wine

Americas Now

Chile and Argentina are famous for their wines. But Bolivia? Actually, yes. The Andean nation has been producing wine for 400 years. And production is growing.

The reputation Argentina and Chile have for producing fine wine is global. And the wine industry in both countries accounts for an important segment of their economies.

But an unlikely player from the region has appeared on the wine scene recently. Bolivia. And experts say the alcoholic drink could have a positive impact on its economy as well.

Correspondent Harris Whitbeck traveled to Bolivia’s wine region to tell us more.

As Bolivian wines become more familiar to the international market the challenge is finding the right way to sell them. Bolivian producers are taking part in more international trade fairs as they lobby the government for more support of the export industry.