Chile produces around 4.4% of the world’s wine. The country’s annual production grew from 0.2 million hectoliters in 1990 to 12.9 million hectoliters in 2018, climbing up the ranking of major world producers and exporters.
The country’s wine industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past 30 years. In the 1990s, the country expanded its export destinations to the EU market and in the 2000s to Asia, making Chilean wine one of the most famous and respected wines in the world.
Today, Chile exports almost 70% of its wine production to 150 countries, having 1.5 billion consumers per year. in 2018, Chile exported almost 903 million litres (1.2 billion bottles) to the rest of the world, with a revenue equivalent to US $2 billion.
Wine tourism in Chile has achieved international recognition. Wineries, the wine regions and Chilean vititourism are regularly promoted in international media publications and channels. An estimated number of 611,000 tourists visit Chile’s wineries on an annual basis, mostly in Maipo, Colchagua and Casablanca Valley.