Highly acclaimed for its delicate wine and spirits
Did You Know - Chile is geographically and climatically rich for winemaking and is comparable to a Mediterranean climate.
- Chile’s winemaking is strongly influenced by France.
- Chile shipped more than $1.3 million worth of wine.
- Cabernet Sauvignon overtook Pais as the most widely planted grape type in Chile. Pais has been Chile’s grape type throughout its winemaking history.
History Spanish conquistadors brought the first vitis vinifera vines to Chile in the 16th century. It is believed that these vines may have come from established Spanish vineyards in Peru. These vines are believed to have been first planted by Francisco de Aguirre (a Spanish conquistador) himself. The vines from Peru may have included “common black grapes,” which is the ancestor of the Pais, the most widely planted grape type until the 21st century.
Chile is Best Known For… 2006 Kingston Family Vineyards Tobiano Pinot Noir - $20 2004 Vina Santa Ema Amplus One - $20 2006 Casa Julia Sauvignon Blanc - $9 2006 Vina Garces Silva, Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc “Amayna” - $18 2003 Casa Lapostolle, Calchagua Valley “Clos Apalta” - 60
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