Chilean Wine

Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until the 1980’s that much of the world had their first sips of Chilean wine.  At this time, Chile began exporting its wine reserves after strict trade barriers were lifted that once prevented wines to be released from Chile. Since then, Chile has experience remarkable growth.  In 1984, Chile’s total wine exports amounted to 2%, less than 30 years later they’re currently exporting 70% of their wines, making Chile responsible for roughly 8% of the world’s wine.

Chile is dominated by red wines, accounting for almost three quarters of their total production. The most prominent red wine is Cabernet Sauvignon followed Merlot and, finally, Carmenere, the “lost grape of Bordeaux.” Chile has also received high praise for the production of wines made from Pinot Noir despite the fact the plantings of this grape a relatively small. Chile’s red wines are often Read more »

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Wine Marketing Professional for Austria, Chile, and Pernod Ricard, millenial wino,WSET Diploma student, freelance wine writer, permanent Greek wine supporter. My favorite wine regions are generally those that are the lesser-known, come find out why!

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Varietals Produced in Chile View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Carmenère

    History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Chile

  • Aconcagua

    To the north of Santiago is the Aconcagua Valley, a small winegrowing area of just 1,098 hectar...

  • Cachapoal Valley

      Cachapoal Valley is known for its red wines that make up 80% of production. The star varie...

  • Central Valley

      Valle Central, or Central Valley, is a large expanse of Chile that is one of the most sign...

  • Colchagua Valley

    Colchagua Valley is set close to the Coastal Range and to the sea. It is largely recognized as ...

  • Coquimbo

      The Coquimbo Valley is a region that encompasses the Elqui, Limarí and Choapa Valleys in n...

  • Southern Chile

Popular Wineries in Chile View all

  • Viña Casablanca

    In Casablanca Winery we are committed to creating quality wines, with a distinctive personalit...

  • Viñedos Errazuriz Ovalle

    Major Chilean winery with 7000 acres of vineyards in coastal Colchagua Valley.

  • Cousiño-macul

    The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its ...

  • J. Bouchon

    A winery without a past is like a wine without character. At J. Bouchon, above all else, we belie...

  • La Finca

    Found in Trader Joe's as a regular item. 

  • Viña Haras de Pirque

    In 1991, after a highly successful business career in Chile's private sector, entrepreneur Eduard...

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  • Of course, so much is dependent on your own tastes, interest in tradional ... ... regularity - the following Chilean producers:  Note that these wine producers usually have 3-6 levels of quality.  Usually, people will be quite happy with, say, the third level up.  This generally applies to Argentine wines from the larger companies as well.Cono... Read More

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  • Thanks for your input Z. Chile may be an option. Style wise, I enjoy a broad range but prefer to have enough fruit to balance the acid. That’s subjective though. Read More

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  • Chile was an early producer of Pinot Noir during the mid to late 19th Century - and Basque settlers in the Maipo Valley (notably Underraga, if memory serves - I remember talking with one of the scions of the present generation) began cultivating the vine - possibly from pre-Phylloxera cuttings.  However, there are decent examples in Argentina as... Read More

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  • Yeah, Chile is still the best  overall bet... possibly because of the history of each country, but this is just a guess... both are beautiful and have produced their fair share(s) of wonderful cultural achievements, but that is, indeed, another story.Look for some established French or Spanish names in Argentina and see if you can find something... Read More

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  • Z - I agree with about Chile - not so much about Argentina, haven't really had anything from there than excites me. Read More

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  • A lot of PN to consider here.  However, being Canadian (and aboriginal, ... ... this helps.  Try Chile or Argentina for reasonable approximations to cheap French P Read More

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  • Hey I like this short history on winemaking in Chile. Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorite types. Check out my profile page, http://www.snooth.com/profiles/largecashloans/, to see more information from me!

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  • Congratulations!! for the apt notes on the great wine country.I had a chance to be with one of their producers in Bahrain,Gulf,and have enjoyed their matured production status.They make wonderful wines and have a long way to go in coming days.Cheers!! Chile!!

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  • Has anyone ever heard of this wine..I took this off the label Curioso Garcia, De Chile Merlot San Alfornso Estate Maipo Valley Chile Would love to purchase this in the states, not really concerned with the year

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  • Chile has so much to offer, but you must try the carmenere, affordably priced and crowd pleaser is the Casa Silva Reserva. Always have bottles ready for the friends stopping by, everyone loves it!

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  • Hi folks: Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a good vintage chart for the Chilean reds in particular? Or, if you happen to be more fsamiliar with the scene: could you hip me to the years to embrace nd those to perhaps avoid? Mucho thanks!

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  • cannot believed you guys dont have Chile in the list of the most popular regions... really?

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