Students from Colegio Nuevo Horizonte visit the Center for Research and Innovation

38 high school students from Colegio Nuevo Horizonte, together with their teachers, visited Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) to find out more about the work carried out at the center, the applications of science to the wine industry, and to broaden their horizons in terms of professional development opportunities.

 

 

The educational visit took place on August 30, and began with a reception and introduction in the auditorium, as well as a presentation on the responsible consumption campaign being implemented by Viña Concha y Toro. The supervisors of each area then explained the wine research being carried out. The visitors (divided into four groups) were able to learn about the relationship between soil, water, grapevines and the atmosphere at the Weather Station, as well as the smart wine industry at the Experimental Winery, the chemistry of aromatic compounds at the Agriculture and Oenology Laboratory, and grapevine pathogens at the Molecular Biology Laboratory.

 “The main objective of educational visits is to invite children and adolescents to immerse themselves in science, so they can see that it is not something distant or unattainable. It is important for them to understand that each process of development, production and quality control of any finished product, in our case from the grapevine to the wine bottle, requires the application of certain knowledge,” said Leslie Moya, Chemical Analyst at Viña Concha y Toro Center for Research and Innovation’s Agriculture and Oenology Laboratory.