Does Chile have wine?
The Licantén DO is made up of 124 hectares. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Carignan are the key varieties. Licantén is located in the Teno Valley in Curico, which is part of the Central Valley; its climatic designation is Costa.
How big is the wine industry in Chile?
Stats from ODEPA shows that total wine production in Chile in 2020 is around 1,033 million litres, 13.4% down compared to 2019 level. Bulk wine export volume between January-July 2020 dropped 4.6%, while sparkling wine category plummeted by 17.5%.
How many wine producers are in Chile?
Today, there are 800 active wineries in Chile, 11,697 producers, and 394 wine exporting companies, of which 76% are SMEs.
How important is the wine industry in Chile?
Today, Chile exports almost 70% of its wine production to 150 countries, having 1.5 billion consumers per year. in 2018, Chile exported almost 903 million litres (1.2 billion bottles) to the rest of the world, with a revenue equivalent to US $2 billion. Wine tourism in Chile has achieved international recognition.