New Chile Pequeños Tastings


New Chile Pequeños Tastings

5-city tour of site specific limited production wines

Join Wines of Chile's small production tour, our criteria is to promote wines with a production lower than 3.000 cases per SKU or <25,000 9l cases per winery, showcasing a diversity of small production available in the US market.

This unique trade tasting tour pairs small production with smaller US cities. The tour visits 5 cities:

  • Houston, Wed, May 31th with seminar hosted by Steven McDonald
  • Austin, Thurs, June 1st with seminar hosted by June Rodil MS
  • Denver, Friday, June 2nd wine dinner with Argonaut Liquor
  • Charleston, Mon, June 5th with seminar hosted by Andrés Contreras
  • Boston, Wed, June 7th with seminar hosted by Sandy Block MS

Each trade tasting features:

  • 3 – 4 Hour walk around tasting
  • We have 18 - 25 tables available (4-6 SKUS can be shown at each table)
  • If wineries/importers wish to showcase more SKUS on their table, a second table must be purchased). 
  • 1 hour seminar hosted in Houston, Austin, Charleston and Boston. Seminar hosts will select the wines based on participating wineries.         

Winemakers are invited and encouraged to be a part of the panel discussion but attendance is not mandatory.                   

Also, Icon wines (92pts+) are invited to pour wines at an icon bar at each event.


  • 5-City Tour fee: $1.495 WoC members / $1.945 WoC non-members
  • Per City fee: $300 WoC members / $400 WoC non-members  
  • Fee is for 1 table featuring 5 SKUS (max) at the table.
  • Multiple tables may be purchased.
  • Seminar per city:  $125 members / $165 non-members.

Icon Bar

  • 5-City Tour fee (SKU): USD $1.000 WoC member / USD$1.300 WoC non-member
  • City fee (SKU): USD$200 WoC member / USD$260 WoC non-member
  • Icon wines are invited to pour at our icon bar at each event. 
  • 92 points from a major publication is required, and price point minimum is $69.99.
  • Icon wines are encouraged to pour a current vintage and a back vintage (still available in distribution) to showcase the outstanding collectability of Chile's luxury tier.

Fee covers ALL costs associated with trade tasting: Signage, tasting table, tablecloth, chill tubs, spittoons, stemware, tasting booklets.


Exemplary terroir driven wines reflecting boutique production with:

  • Small wineries with a total production lower than 25,000 cases per year.
  • SKUs with a production maximum of 3,000 cases / year made from estate grown fruit.
  • Minimum SRP $12. While there is no SRP maximum we recommended showcasing a range of wines from SRP $12-$45
  • Ideally Wines of Chile would like to showcase wines which represent the category's 4 pillars: Innovation, Diversity, Sustainability & Quality.

The following varietals are sought for the seminar

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Carménère
  • Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Nontraditional varieties (Carignan, Garnacha, Cinsault, País, Pedro Ximenez, etc).

2-3 bottles are required for the seminar and the local seminar hosts will select wines from participating wineries.

Please send Commitment letter and Application form attached to and CC

  To inquire about hotels and transportation please email Marybeth Bentwood.


Best Regards,

Wines of Chile