Four-hundred fifty years ago Spanish settlers found Chile to be a winemaker's paradise. This long, thin country has a diverse geography: the Atacama Desert, the Andes Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and Antarctica. In the center, nearly 117,600 hectares of high quality wine grapes benefit from sunny days, cool nights, a Mediterranean climate, a variety of soil types, and talented winemakers – everything needed to produce a wide range of excellent wines.
Chile has a rich viticultural history, where the benevolent climates, multitude of geographical conditions and soil compositions make sustainable viticulture a logical choice. Organics and biodynamics are perfectly viable and increasingly preferable options for ecologically-friendly winemaking.
Today, Chile's winemakers continue their quest for knowledge of the land, the climate, and the relationship between terroir and the vines they plant. They actively seek out new viticultural zones, and young vineyards now scale to ever higher altitudes and push the extremes of the long-recognized D.O.s: east to the Andean piedmont, and west to the Pacific coast, north to the Elqui Valley, south to Bío-Bío, and even as far as Osorno and beyond. Our producers represent some of the best and most innovative wines from this rich country.