Tag: vineyards

Friday, July 8th 2011 - 20:25 UTC

Decanter magazine highlights Chile as “wine producing paradise”

Cono Sur one of the most diverse and competitive wines in the world

The latest issue of U.K.-based Decanter magazine focused on the growing wine culture in Chile, a country it deemed a “grape growing and wine producing paradise” due its geographical diversity.

Tuesday, April 12th 2011 - 16:26 UTC

Chile winery expands in Argentina to double production in five years

Some of the best soils for quality vineyards can be found on both sides of the Andes

The Chilean wine company Viña Montes plans to invest 20 million US dollars in vineyards on the other side of the Andes in neighbouring Argentina, where it expects to double production over the next five years.

Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 04:52 UTC

Chile’s Concha y Toro acquires California’s Fetzer Vineyard

Vineyards and the main bottling plant of Concha y Toro

Chile’s Concha y Toro, Latin America’s largest wine producer, sealed a deal this week with Brown-Forman’s Fetzer Vineyards in a transaction worth 238 million US dollars to purchase its portfolio of American wine brands. The sale is expected to close in April 2011.

Friday, February 18th 2011 - 19:18 UTC

Chilean vineyards face shortage of field workers; most migrate to construction

Who is going to harvest this year’s grapes?

Chile’s white wine grapes slated for harvest at the end of the month may not find enough hands to pick them. The grape harvest is the most labour-intensive period of the year for vineyards, but this year, vineyards having trouble tracking down temporary workers to work the harvest season.

Saturday, December 18th 2010 - 21:08 UTC

Chilean wine industry booming: sales up 10% and exports 11.7%

Plans to double exports and add 26.667 hectares of vineyards by 2020

Between Jan and Oct 2010, 83 of the top 100 Chilean wineries increased their sales of bottled wine. According to figures from Wines of Chile, 68 of these wineries increased sales by more than 10%. Exports have increased by 11.7% compared to figures during the same period in 2009.


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