Let it be said that Chile is not your typical macho Latin Country\u2026not in politics nor wine. Last year Michelle Bachelet was elected Chile's first female president and among Chile's roughly 200 wineries a whopping 40% of the winemakers are women.\r\nIn a show of solidarity and to get the word out about the large role Chilean women play in that country's winemaking industry,\u00a08 of Chile's best-known women winemakers came to New York on October 22 to show off their wines and to talk about the role women are holding in what many observers believe is South America's most progressive country.\r\nLeading the group of eight was Mar\u00eda Luz Mar\u00edn, founder and winemaker of Casa Mar\u00edn in Chile's coastal San Antonio Valley. A top maker of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc for the past five plus years, Mar\u00edn made the point that more often than not women tend to have more patience than men, are mellower in their day-to-day attitudes, and, arguably most important of all, have keener senses of smell and taste. With all that going in their favor, Mar\u00edn said, it makes sense that women are doing quite well in the winemaking field, which she says was exclusively male just 15 years ago.\r\nOther members of the group, which hopes to someday create an official Chilean women winemakers association, were Cecilia Torres of Santa Rita; Pilar Gonz\u00e1lez of Carmen; Ana Maria Cumsille of Alta\u00efr; Andrea Leon of Casa Lapostolle; Cecilia Padilla of Cono Sur; Cecilia Guzm\u00e1n of Haras de Pirque; and Marcela Garate of Odfjell.\r\nIt should be noted that in most cases these women work alongside head winemakers or co-winemakers who are men. Still, girl power has taken on a new meaning in Chile.