Wines of Chile presented a wide selection of their wines and wineries in their annual tasting in Amsterdam, Holland, on 12 September.
Twenty four Chilean wineries took part in the tasting which was attended by journalists, sommeliers and the wine trade keen to taste the latest vintages, new innovations and products in Chilean wine. Cees Van Casteren MW did a masterclass highlighting different aspects of Chile's diversity and quality, as well as the different regions and the current innovation in the industry.
"Holland is our sixth most important export market, it is a market that in the last year has experienced a 10% growth in volume and 4% in value," said Angelica Valezuela, Commercial Director of Wines of Chile. "It is a dynamic market of great interest for our country. There are currently 100 wineries exporting to Holland and wine consumption there is a positive trend, principally led by women and millenials. This tasting is one of the main events for trade to discover the latest innovations, and for wineries to increase the sales of their wines in the region, and look for importers and distrubutors."
This year, participating wineries included: Morandé, Terranoble, Valdivieso, Pérez Cruz, Bisquertt,Casa Silva, Montgras, Montes, Maola, Aresti, Valle Frío, Casas del Bosque, J Bouchon, Santa Ema, Siegel, Tabalí, Veramonte, Santa Rita, Ventisquero, Anakena, Emiliana, Marchigüe, De Martino, Casas del Toqui, and El Principal.