Discovering Chile’s Best Vineyards

If you love a glass of wine or two, and you’re about to visit Chile, South America’s viticulture centre of excellence, you’re about to visit a country with 400 vineyards dedicated to the production of premium wines! The majority of vineyard are concentrated in 8 valleys which find themselves located from the shadow of Los Andes, to a stones throw from the coast, from the outskirts of metropolis Santiago, to in tiny villages where life seems to go at the pace of an eternal Sunday. With so many options, the choice of which to visit can prove mind-boggling, but if you find yourself in this quandary, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Keep reading and discover four of the best vineyards to visit during your time in this wonderful country.

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What Makes Chilean Wine Unique?

Over the centuries, Chile has been known to have diverse varieties and vine species that have enabled the country to develop and offer a large selection of wines to the world.

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The History of Chilean Wines and Why They Are So Popular…

Did you know that Chile is the world’s 5th largest wine exporter, with 100 wineries?! The country is known to be a “world class wine destination” – and it is also the 9th largest producer of wine.

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Since the first plantation of vines in the beginning of the 16th century by the conquistador Francisco de Aguirre Copiapó, Chile has had significant growth in the number of variety of grapes presented in its territory. Under the colonial period leaded by the Spanish Empire, various types of grapes coming from Spain were introduced to the country with the main purpose of producing Catholic rituals wines in mass. Originating from the north, the vineyards were expanded to Santiago and then moved to the south during the following century, reaching the Bio Bio River.

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The Wine Culture in Argentina and Mendoza

When you think about Argentina, like most people, you will probably think about the country’s classic dish: a perfectly grilled steak. However – and recently, Argentinean wines have been rising in popularity, catching up to the high-praised Chilean wines.

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When you think geographically, Argentina’s climate does indeed have the perfect conditions to produce the best wines in the world. Its high mountains and endless plains allow the country to grow the best grapes, from the snowy peaks in Patagonia in the south of the country to the steppes in the north. From the west to the east, the great vegetation and natural richness of the ecosystem also creates a perfect condition for developing highly productive grape growing acres.

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