Chilean wine group Viña San Pedro has snapped up local winery Viña Leyda as it looks to strengthen its presence in the country's emerging wine regions.

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was struck through Viña Tabalí, a boutique winery based in the Limarí Valley and in which San Pedro owned a 50% stake.

Viña Leyda is situated in the eponymous valley and is located 40km south of Chile's Casablanca Valley.

San Pedro CEO Pablo Turner said: "The group is now present in the two emerging wine zones that are currently the most interesting in the local market."

Local businessman Luis Alberto Fernández set up Viña Leyda in 1997. The winery is known for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah varieties.