Chilean wine history begins with the arrival of Spanish conquerors In the mid-sixteenth century, the missionaries introduced the vines to produce wine for Catholic mass rituals It is believed that the first vineyards in Chile were planted by Francisco de Aguirre Copiapó northern Chile Diego Garcia de Caceres first planted vines in 1554 in Santiago.

The grapes from the Santiago area were used in the mass production of wine, according to records dating back to 1555 The cultivation of vines and wine production moved south during the next one hundred years, reaching beyond the Bio Bio River Chile has been highlighted as a global producer of excellent wines and spirits Flavor, color and centuries of experience, are some of the features that make the Chilean wine one of the more popular of the world.

The valleys of Chile receive an ideal combination of soil, sunlight, temperature and humidity, which lead to world class grapes and wineChilean wines are among the most organic Due to the dry summer season, Chilean vineyards resist infestation and natural geographic barriers have protected the country from the arrival of Phylloxera and other diseases The absence of these threats, allows producers to grow their vineyards with reduced dependence on chemical agents.

In 2007, total exports of Chilean wine exceeded $ 1256 billion, with destinations to five continents, led by the UK, US and Canada.