Chilean Wine Region Facts

The first vineyards were established in Chile by the Spanish in the mid-sixteenth century. Since that time Chile has developed a thriving wine market, however it has grown considerably in recent years with the introduction of French wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot. Although Chilean Wine generally lacks the fruitiness of California or Australian wines its less understated than European wines. Geographically speaking, Chile is a very unique.