Vina Concha Y Toro reported overall sales up 3.5% during 2016, despite a poor fourth quarter, but profits were hit by higher production costs, higher expenses and currency fluctuations.
Chilean producer Cono Sur has planted and acquired two new vineyards, one in the southern region of Bio Bio and the other in Aconcagua.
db braved the South American summer as a guest of Concha y Toro last week on a trip that took in the company's Chilean and Argentine vineyards and its centre for research and innovation. Much wine, grilled meat, sunshine and other such deprivations followed.
Strong sales of Cono Sur and Casillero del Diablo helped boost sales of Concha Y Toro UK, the company has reported - but operating profits fell 6.6%.