Chilean wines

Spanish conquistadors planted European Vitis vinifera varieties wherever they went  and by mid-16th century, Spanish sailors, settlers and clergy were enjoying the first Chilean wine.  Following the country’s independence from Spain in 1810, the Chilean wine industry was renovated with French varieties and technology, and later with winemakers who had been displaced by the phylloxera crisis that devastated Old World vineyards.  A new wave of modernization began in the 1980’s with the international wine boom.  Now, 450 years after the first wines were successfully planted in the New World, Chile offers a large variety of wines.

Chile has been known for its magnificent fruit-forward red wines.  The Carmenere is a source of national pride, having been re-discovered in the early 1990’s.  While red wines make up more than 75% of the total wine production, it would be shortsighted to overlook the Chilean whites, especially the Sauvignon Blanc.  Vineyards are planted in the narrow transversal valleys between the Andes and the Pacific.  There are about 15 regions in Chile that extend from the Elqui Valley in the North to the Malleco Valley in the South.  The current boom in white varietals have been planted in cool climate regions such as the Casablanca Valley.  Chile’s natural conditions and rain-free growing seasons are well suited to ecologically friendly viticulture.

We are pleased to offer the following wines from Chile:

Terroso

– Cabernet Sauvignon

– Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

– Carmenere

– Chardonnay

– Merlot

– Pinot Noir Reserve

– Rosė

– Sauvignon Blanc

– Shiraz

Viña Sutil Varietals

– Cabernet Sauvignon

– Carmenere

– Chardonnay

– Merlot

– Sauvignon Blanc

Viña Sutil Reserva

– Cabernet Sauvignon

– Carmenere

– Merlot

– Pinot Noir

Viña Sutil Limited Release

– Cabernet Sauvignon

– Carmenere

– Syrah

Viña Sutil Grand Reserve

– Acrux