Definition - What does Chile mean?
Chile is a country stretched in the western border of South America and is known for its suitable conditions for grape harvesting. The topography with sufficient water from rainfall and melting snow caps make vineyards and winemaking possible. Among all the regions of Chile that are suitable for viticulture, the Colchagua Valley is considered to be the best wine region of the country.
WineFrog explains Chile
Chile is believed to have been involved in vineyard plantation and winemaking since as early as the 16th century. Along with favorable soil, climate and topography, the conditions in Chile are such that fewer pests affect grapes. This results in higher yields of harvests and lower costs in wine production, increasing its vineyard productivity.
Given the viable conditions for viticulture, every decade, additional vineyards are introduced with newer types of grapes. Consequently, Chile ranks among top five highest wine exporting countries in the world. More than 20 different varieties of grapes are known to be produced in Chile. Pais, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are the most widely harvested grapes in the region.