Chilean winery Viña Santa Helena is expecting sales to reach US$20m in 2004, according to general manager Javier Bitar.

The winery, which is a subsidiary of Chilean brewing giant CCU, exports 98% of its production to Europe, Japan, Brazil and the United States.

"We aren't looking at any new markets for the moment, but we are open to expansion wherever there's an opening," Bitar said.

Santa Helena's average per litre price is US$18.60 and its sales to August were 26% higher by volume and 31% higher by value than in the same period of 2003.