Economy, Development and Tourism Minister Pablo Longueira; Alfonso Larraín, Concha y Toro; Javier Irarrázaval and Rodrigo Ballivián, AmCham
On May 24, AmCham’s president, Javier Irarrázaval, presented the Chamber’s 2012 Free Trade Promotion Award to the president of Viña Concha y Toro, Alfonso Larraín, during an AmCham breakfast with the Economy, Development and Tourism Minister, Pablo Longueira.
Irarrázaval highlighted the history of Concha y Toro, which was founded in 1883, and its penetration in the US market, where today it ranks as the top exporter of Chilean wine and one of the world’s most respected wine brands. In early 2011, it purchased California winery Fetzer Vineyards.
“This has been one of the most important Chilean investments in the United States, which is a clear sign of the development of free trade between the two countries,” said Alfonso Larraín.