Wines of Chile exhibited at the 20th annual Hospice du Rhone in Paso Robles, CA the world’s largest, international celebration of Rhone-style wines.

Wineries from Chile, France, South Africa, Spain, Australia, Italy and the US participated and the event which attracted more than 1200 consumers. Wines of Chile took part in a variety of the activities including the Grand Tasting, the Big Bottle Tasting, and the closing BBQ dinner.

Chilean wines featured in the big bottle event included wines from Falernia, Morande, Polkura, Casa Silva, Viña Casablanca and Meli.

“The Hospice du Rhone event was a great opportunity for Chile to exhibit the very special contributions our unique geography and climate make to Rhone style wines.”  Said Lori Tieszen, Executive Director of Wines of Chile USA.  Fred Dexheimer, MS added “The new world offers up many new opportunities to develop classic expressions of these varieties, and also some blended wines such as Syrah and Carmenere that are not possible in France.”

 About Wines of Chile

 Wines of Chile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London, and New York, as well as representatives in Canada, Ireland, and Denmark. WOC also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Wines of Chile’s 92 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 92% of Chile’s bottled wine exports.