Chile

When winemakers die, they dream of going to Chile for here you have the nearest thing to grape vine Eden. Flanked by the Andes mountains and the Pacific ocean, it’s virtually pest free (in the vineyards at least!). An absence of Summer rain keeps vine diseases at bay and right along the Andes you can find cool temperatures, plenty of sunshine and abundant water from melting snow.

Not surprisingly Chilean wines have wonderfully pure fruit flavours.

“Chile … the Bordeaux of the southern hemisphere.”
The Oxford Companion to Wine
“Chilean wines are some of the most reliable in the world.”
Tim Atkin, The Observer