From this year to the feature September 4 is going to be the National Day of the Chilean wine. The decree to legalize it, was recently signed in Viña Cousiño Macul Vineyards. Various government authorities were present during the celebration. In the visit the President Michelle Bachelet and her delegation walked around the winery facilities in compañy of Arturo and Verónica Couisño. This special date was chosen because in September 4th 1545, Pedro de Valdivia asked Carlos V, King of Spain, to send him “vines and wines to evangelize Chile”. After this event, started one of the most important economic activity for the country.