Chilean Wines: A Sustainable Sip You Can Feel Good About

You’ve skipped the gift wrap, opted for a natural, eco-friendly tree, and stocked up on coconut milk eggnog.

You’re doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and help the earth during a busy time of year. But there’s one thing you may not have given much thought to— your wine.

Something you may not realize while browsing your local LCBO is the environmental impact of wine production, which is a large-scale concern. Vineyards are monocultures, with pesticides contributing to the increasing loss of biodiversity, especially among insects and birds. Sustainable agricultural practices, as practiced in Chile, commit to the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources within vineyards, processes, social responsibility, and wine tourism.

Chilean wine is world-renowned for its quality and a leader in sustainability. The process to becoming “Certified Sustainable” is no easy feat.  Chileans assert that sustainable wine production should encompass three important aspects: it should be environmentally friendly, ecologically viable, and socially equitable.

Thanks to Chile’s varied geography and ideal soil and climate conditions, producing a vast range of unique flavors and styles comes naturally to the Chilean wine producers. And with their consistent dedication to providing top quality and world class wine selections, you can choose from a wide variety of delicious flavors, and know you’re continuing to do your part for the future of our world, all while enjoying a glass of vino.

Versatile Whites

CONO SUR Chardonnay Organic,
Central Valley Region

CASAS DEL BOSQUE Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Casablanca Valley

SANTA EMA Gran Reserva Chardonnay
Leyda Valley

Signature Grape Variety

SANTA CAROLINA Reserva Carmenere
Rappel Valley

CONCH Y TORO Winemaker’s Lot 148 Carmenere Rapel Valley

Elegant Reds
CARMEN Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Central Valley

ODFJELL Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon Organic
Maipo Valley

EMILIANA Adobe Reserva Merlot Organic
San Antonio Valley

Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon
Colchagua Valley

If you’re looking for more options to suit your palate, browse your local LCBO and look for the label “Certified Sustainable Wines of Chile.” Feel free to empower the wine lovers in your life with this information about sustainability, so they can make informed decisions and feel good about supporting this sustainable process.

This article was created in partnership with Wines of Chile.