Chile has a long history for a New World wine region, as it was the 16th century when the Spanish Conquistadors brought Vitis Vinifera wines with them as they colonized the region.
Today 70 percent of Chilean wine is exported and make the country the 5th largest exporter and 9th largest producer of wine in the world.
The most important regions are Casablanca Valley, Maipo Valley, Cachapoal Valley, Colchagua Valley, Bio Bio Valley and Maule.
Over 30% of grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon. other varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Carmenere, Viognier and Syrah.