Wines Of Chile


Earthquake In Your Glass: Chilean Wine’s Seismic Shifts

This recent Forbes article discusses the challenges Chilean winemakers face in a country rich in terroir but afflicted by increasingly frequent seismic activity.

Chile’s Earthquake-Prone Regions Produce Wine Gems Worth Seeking Out

The Village Voice reports on the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that disrupted the Coquimbo region of Chile recently, and highlights the “gems” that can be found in the cool-climate wine producing regions that were affected.

Learn More About Chilean Wine

Wines of Chile, in coordination with Snooth, presents Wines of Chile: The Complete Educational Guide. Click here to download this comprehensive guide to Chilean wines including maps, history, major wine varieties, production and export data and  profiles of the 14 major valleys/producing areas.

Warm-up to Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile

Take another look at Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile’s ideal location and perfect climate help to make it the world’s second-largest producer of the variety.

James Suckling TV: Chile

The acclaimed wine critic travels to Chile and captures a few moments of his trip on camera. His interviews with Eduardo Chadwick, Marcelo Retamal and Andrés Sánchez can be viewed in Education Materials.

A Beginner’s Guide to Chilean Wine

Serious Eats takes an in-depth look at Chilean wine from the grapes on the vines to the label on the bottle.

Chile: Back to the Future, Decanter July 2015

In Chile:  Back to the Future, Peter Richards MW reviews the evolution of Chilean quality winemaking since the 2010 earthquake, against the backdrop of Chile’s long winemaking history. Special attention is given to a new focus on native grape varieties, as well as a section on the strides that some wineries are making in improving Cabernet Sauvignon.

Market Watch: South American Star

Market Watch details Chile’s leaps in winemaking innovation and its focus on sustainability.

Thirsty in the Wine Bar Zone

Wines of Chile’s award-winning Wine Bar War has come to Miami! Lyn Farmer reports on the event, the 16 fearless sommeliers rising to the challenge, and why this program is the perfect opportunity to take another look at Chile.

10 Wines to Watch from South America Now

Did you know Chile has the second largest concentration of female winemakers in the world? Forbes magazine turns its eye to South America, identifying some unique facts about the continent’s wine production, and recommending ten wines from the region to watch.

Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc Named Wine of the Month

Wine & Spirits Magazine selects a Casablanca Valley wine as White Wine of the Month in May. The 2014 Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc scored 94 points from the publication. It is imported by Quintessential in Napa, CA.

The Wine-and-Food Lover’s Guide to Chile

See why Wine Enthusiast has named Chile one of the Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations. This handy guide details the highlights and must-sees of any wine related journeys to Chile. A great resource for yourself, your buyers and your customers from our friends at Wine Enthusiast.

Into the Heart of Carmenere

Looking to learn more about Carmenere? This primer on the varietal provided by Wine & Spirits magazine is a great quick read on the history, and production of, Chile’s most recognizable wine.

Chile Wine Bar Makes Somm Journal

The Chile Wine Bar event, held this August, charged four teams of sommeliers to conceptualize and build a pop-up wine bar that reflected the diversity of the country. The campaign included two weeks of master classes taught by Master Sommelier Hector Vergara and Fred Dexheimer. Discover more about this great event and read about the marathon tastings conducted to curate each bar’s wine list in this issue of Somm Journal.

Chile takes Wine Spectator’s front page

‘The New Chile’ is the face of Wine Spectator’s May edition after Managing Editor Kim Marcus took a tour of Chile’s diverse wine regions when visiting earlier in the year. With a comprehensive report on Chile, the 22 page feature describes the new tendencies of Chile from cool climate plantings from the very northern plantations in Elqui to the rediscovery of old vines in the south of Chile.

Staff Training and Educational Materials

Need help explaining the history of Carmenere? How about a profile of the Maipo Valley? Or a video of Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer giving a comprehensive and entertaining overview of wine from Chile? Maybe an educational guide published by Snooth? The authoritative iWine report on Chile? It’s all here for you to read, reference and share.

Terroir Hunter: Pedro Parra + Chile’s Apalta Vineyard

Wine Spectator’s Kim Marcus comments on his recent trip to Chile




Chile’s Maipo Valley wine region has been named as one of the “Top Three Wine Regions to Visit” by USA Today readers.


Wine Maps of Chile

Need a little help finding Chile on a map? Click here and we’ll take you to an ordering page to get maps.