Chile is well-known for its delicious wines, with a long history of wine production that dates back to the 16th century when Spanish Conquistadors first introduced the Vitis vinifera -a Mediterranean breed of grapevine. Today, Chile is the fifth-largest exporter of wines in the world, known for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
In addition to the more traditional wines, other red wine varieties include Merlot, Carménère, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Malbec and Carignan.
White wine varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Vert, Sémillon, Riesling, Viognier, Torontel, Pedro Ximénez, Gewürztraminer and Muscat of Alexandria. Over twenty grape varieties are grown in Chile, mainly a mixture of Spanish and French.
Two regions of Chile are very famous for their wine production: Cachapoal and Colchagua. Located in the south of the country, these valleys are known to be devoted to traditional agriculture and wine-growing and guests will have the opportunity to taste their best wines, taking advantage of the following itinerary: http://www.metropolitan-touring.com/content.asp?id_page=3295