Concha Y Toro Selection
Vina Concha y Toro and Vina San Pedro were Chile's leading wine exporters during the first half of this year, earning combined revenues of US$79m in international markets.

The two companies combined sold 28.7% of Chile's total wine exports.

Concha y Toro led wine exports during the period, selling some US$48.5m. Though the company made 17.5% of the country's total export sales, sales in the first six months of the year fell 8.9% compared to the same period in 2000.

Most of Concha y Toro's exports were bottled wines, earning the company US$46.1m. The company also exported US$1.6m in boxed wine, US$520,000 in bulk wines and US$235,000 in sparkling wine.

Concha y Toro, part owned by the Guilisasti family, also led domestic wine sales, controlling 24% of the market.

Vina San Pedro, meanwhile, exported nearly US$31m in wines, or 11% of the national total. This was a 16% increase in export revenues compared to the first half of last year.

As a whole, the Chilean wine sector exported US$277m during the first half of this year. This figure represents a 3.8% increase in sales and a 19.9% increase in volume compared to the same period of 2000.

Wines & Spirits in Chile