Cold weather wine in Chile: Patagonia’s vineyards gaining recognition

Chile’s booming wine industry is generally focused on the country’s central regions, where a comfortable Mediterranean climate, and a unique position between the Pacific and the Andes, easily nurture the area’s vineyards. Chile’s extreme regions and climate zones are gaining a reputation for producing interesting wines. Chile.travel previously reported on winemaking in the arid Atacama … More Cold weather wine in Chile: Patagonia’s vineyards gaining recognition

Exclusive interview with Patricio Tapia of Wine & Spirits magazine

In the midst of a rigorous tasting session for his popular wine guide, “Descorchados,” acclaimed Chilean journalist Patricio Tapia welcomed Wines of Chile into his world for an exclusive interview. “These are really crazy times,” said Tapia amiably, taking a short break from serious discussions on tannins and maturity to speak with us about his … More Exclusive interview with Patricio Tapia of Wine & Spirits magazine

Villa Alegre: A vibrant place in the heart of Chile’s Maule Valley wine country

For a cheerful vacation spot or a festive day trip, visit the gorgeous town of Villa Alegre, in Chile’s Maule Region, 36 km south of Talca and 283 km south of Santiago. “Villa Alegre” is “Cheerful Valley” in English, and visitors to the town can quickly feel the natural joy and beauty of Maule wine … More Villa Alegre: A vibrant place in the heart of Chile’s Maule Valley wine country

Old-vine Carignan in Chile – deep-rooted wisdom in youthful grapes

Old grape vines, like our elders, have collected many stories to tell over the long years and seasons. With an extensive and interesting history in Chile, Carignan is no exception. The Carignan grape arrived to Chile after the massive earthquake of Chillán in 1939, when producers of País grapes were impacted by the disaster. Carignan … More Old-vine Carignan in Chile – deep-rooted wisdom in youthful grapes

Wines of Chile hosts seminar on the United States market and packaging trends

Before the recent Wines of Chile seminar was even finished, the room was humming with excited chatter, and the participants clearly couldn’t wait to begin discussing new ideas with their colleagues. On Thursday August 23, Chilean wine industry professionals gathered in Santiago to attend a presentation about the United States wine consumer market and new … More Wines of Chile hosts seminar on the United States market and packaging trends

Ñipas: Chilean folklore and viticulture in the Itata River Valley

Ñipas is one of several towns along the banks of the Río Itata (Itata River) named after types of foliage, each with a lively culture of folklore and wine traditions. Ñipas is the capital of the Chilean commune of Ránquil (“Rangkül” in the Mapuche language) in the Bío Bío Region. Named for a fragrant species … More Ñipas: Chilean folklore and viticulture in the Itata River Valley

Star Gazing and Soul Searching in Chile’s Elqui Valley

Do you ever feel like you don’t have time to notice and appreciate the sublime details in the world? That beautiful moments slip through your open hands so fast, and you just wish you could hold on to them a little longer? Perhaps the only solution to this frantic sensation is to step outside of … More Star Gazing and Soul Searching in Chile’s Elqui Valley