Disappointing Chilean Wine Harvest 2023 (for wine growers)

(Very) Low prices for grapes grown for wine and an early harvest will be the keynote of this 2023 vintage, still in evolution, for a large part of the more than 130,000 planted hectares. Due to the lack of post-Covid reactivation in many countries, mainly China and Europe, high world stocks of wine have accumulated. This has led to Chile’s most extensive wine inventory since it was recorded with 1,400 MM litres (88% with D.O.) (Appellation of Origen or D.O. ODEPA, Wines of Chile). On the other hand, extremely…

Chile Wine Country Uncorked

Chile has long been a wine producing country since the first European settlers arrived in the mid-16th century. The original vines were brought by Catholic missionaries – of course, they needed wine for sacramental purposes – via Peru, California and directly from Spain. For centuries, Chilean wine was limited to a domestic market due to its poor quality, but in the 1980s, the country’s winemakers began pursuing export markets. They have succeeded in gaining worldwide recognition by producing not…

The evolution and the future of organic fruit in Chile

Without a doubt, Chile’s growth in organic fruit every day grows stronger: the increase in exports, the increase in the area planted, and the diversification of products. The journey to get to this point, however, has not been easy and much remains to be done. Olmué Fruit is dedicated to the cultivation and production of organics since the year 1994, when Max Hassler, founder and shareholder of this company began to freeze raspberries and blackberries grown organically in a plant in Curicó. Then a few…
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