Chilean winery Viña MontGras is to open an office in Dublin to handle its sales and marketing in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Winery manager Hans Leibbrandt said he is hoping that the investment will generate a boost in sales of around 80pc in Ireland alone. The winery is planning to boost its presence in UK and Irish retail outlets and restaurants.

Viña MontGras was founded in 1992 in the Colchagua valley as a premium export-driven winery. It currently exports around 98% of its production.