Chilean Wine Industry In Mourning

Douglas Murray, a champion for Chilean wine, dies at 68.

Douglas Murray, 68, a co-founder of Chilean winery Montes S.A. and a leading proponent of Chile’s commitment over the past two decades to increased wine exportation, died June 30 in Chile after an extended bout with cancer.

Murray was a global visionary who embraced the idea that Chile could be a leading international wine producer and exporter. He is credited with opening markets in Asia, India and elsewhere off the beaten path. Along with namesake co-founder and winemaker Aurelio Montes, Murray was instrumental in Montes S.A. becoming a multifaceted, multitiered powerhouse with sales in 72 countries worldwide.

Published on July 2, 2010
Topics: Industry News, Obituaries


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