Vina Concha y Toro has posted a healthy rise in export sales volumes for the first quarter of 2005.

The Chilean producer and exporter of premium wines said yesterday (13 April) that exports from its Chilean operations for the three-month period were up by 20.4% year-on-year to 19.5m litres. Exports from its Argentinean operations also rose, by 36% to 1.7m litres.

Sales volumes in the company's home market increased by 13.9%, hitting 14.4m litres for the three-month period. In Argentina, domestic sales rose by 11% to 1.2m litres.