ABCs of Chilean Wine

James Molesworth
Issue: May 31, 2009

Chile's modern-day wine industry was born in the late 19th century, when the country was spared the oidium and phylloxera epidemics that devastated European vineyards. Chile's good fortune led to an influx of experienced French winemakers and soaring demand for Chilean wine overseas. Chile currently counts more than 288,000 acres of vineyards. The following are the major wine-producing valleys of Chile, listed from north to south.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 20, 2009.

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