Fairhills, the world’s largest Fairtrade wine brand, is launching a new range of Chilean wines to sit alongside its South African and Argentinian lines. The Chilean 2008 vintage, which is set to be launched in either August or September, comprises dual varietals and a rosé, which will carry an rsp of around £5, as well as single varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère, which are to be priced around the £6 mark. The addition of the new range will make Fairhills the only wine brand to cover all three Fairtrade wine-producing countries of South Africa, Argentina and Chile, according to Fairhills’ South African owner, Origin Wine.

“The 2008 vintage will be the first for Fairhills’ Chilean range and will deliver optimum quality wines while supporting the local community,” said chief executive Bernard Fontannaz. “The recipe for Fairhills has been proven via the South African initiative.”