With over 120 wineries, viticulture in Chile has been established for centuries. There is a wide selection of global wine varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay among others. Many of the wine grapes that were believed to be Merlot have recently been determined to be Carmenère, which is a scarcely planted variety of Bordeaux. Visitors can seek out their favorite grape or choose the type of winery they wish to visit, all the way from traditional establishments with large houses and extensive grounds, to organic enterprises, and even those that use ecological wine production technologies. All share a common goal: producing the best possible wine!