Presenting the efforts the company has made to advance in a more sustainable production, Viña Concha y Toro was represented by its Center for Research and Innovation in a meeting that brought together the world wine industry.
As part of its goal of opening its doors to the community, Viña Concha y Toro´s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) has been working with girls and women from schools, agricultural colleges and universities for over a year to transmit their passion for science as a tool for innovation.
Viña Concha y Toro´s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) works in different study areas, which go all the way from the vineyard to the product. With digital tools and new technologies, the CRI seeks to produce knowledge that improve winemaking practices and wine quality, contributing to the company and the industry in general.
Along with a group of 18 people, including students and teachers, Dr. Jeremy Thompson, specialist in plant pathology and microbiology at Cornell University, USA, visited the Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) to give a seminar on the challenges of molecular diagnosis in vines.
Gerard Casaubon, CRI´s Director, and José Cuevas, R&D and Innovation Leader in Engineering, were invited to explain how the Center for Research and Innovation has implemented Artificial Intelligence tools and how innovation and digital transformation have been crucial in the growth of the company.
The Viticulture & Enology Research Scientist was the CRI´s representative in this event that brings together the main players in the wine industry with the aim of transparently discussing the challenges of the previous season and their expectations for the next one.
Around 600 people attended the annual meeting, held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from the countries belonging to the OIV, International Organization of Vine and Wine. Sergio Manzano, Winemaker of the CRI´s Experimental Cellar, attended on behalf of Viña Concha y Toro.
Dr. Keren Bindon, PhD in Viticulture from the University of Adelaide, Australia, is a researcher at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). During her visit to Chile, she spoke with collaborators from the winery and visited the Center for Research and Innovation to share her experiences with the team.