This is the second year Chile is celebrating its own national wine day on 4 September, and it promises to be bigger than ever. Get the date in your diary now!
What is Chilean National Wine Day?
Chile celebrated its first National Wine day on 4 September last year in 2015, to commemorate 500 years of the history of wine in Chile. On 4 September in 1545, Pedro de Valdivia wrote to King Carlos V in Spain asking for ‘vines and wines to evangelise Chile’, opening the doors to a future activity that would become one of the most important commercial and economical activities of the country.
Wine provides thousands of jobs in Chile and is the greatest ambassador to Chile abroad, reaching over 1.8m consumers globally. For these reasons the government of Chile decided to officialise the celebration by law.
Celebrate Chilean National Wine Day with us this year
We'll be releasing information as events are planned throughout Chile to celebrate the day, and the entire week, filled with wine. If you aren't in Chile, you can still take part by inviting your friends around for an evening celebration with Chilean wine! Salud!