New developments bring Viña Concha y Toro closer to the vineyard of the future

The Molecular Biology area of the Center for Research and Innovation has implemented a series of vineyard trials in order to collect information applied to the use of beneficial microorganisms as biocontrol and reinforcement agents for the vine breeding.   Within the framework of the Strategic Programme for the Strengthening of Plant Material and its Biological Reinforced Research Line, the Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) He has been working hard on new projects that bring value to the company, including experiments with molecular biological agents to strengthen the grapevine, […]

Successful CRI participation in international events

The Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) of Viña Concha y Toro was invited to participate in two major international events to inform about the progress of its various projects and research.    Felipe Gainza, R & D + i Leader in Molecular Biology, comments: ‘Having participated in the X Latin American Congress on Mycology we were able to use this instance as a scientific showcase to inform about the applied research we are carrying out. This, with an applied focus, where we can show the scientific community specialized in […]

Viña Concha y Toro successfully participated in Wine Innovation Summit

This Wednesday, the company participated in the first international virtual event on innovation in the wine industry, where the Center for Research and Innovation and Trivento presented their good practices.   The first international virtual event on innovation in the world wine industry was held this Wednesday, with the participation of Álvaro González, Director of the Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) of Viña Concha y Toro, and also Pedro Bonoris, Engineer of Agricultural Projects at Trivento.   ‘I am grateful for this opportunity where we were able to present […]

CRI study is published in prestigious scientific journal

The work carried out by the Center for Research and Innovation of Viña Concha y Toro  shows the development and application of a methodology to diagnose wood diseases in vineyards.   The scientific journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea published at the end of December the first scientific study developed by the Molecular Biology team of the of the Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) of Viña Concha y Toro, with the collaboration of the University of Talca and the Catholic University of Maule, which reports on the company’s Strategic program of plant […]

Building the path to precision oenology

The latest webinar of the Center for Research and Innovation of Viña Concha y Toro addressed the current panorama of precision enology in their vineyards and what are the latest technological trends that will allow the industry to move forward.   A new webinar was held on Tuesday, November 17th, led by Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI), which brought together experts from the wine world around the current scenario of wineries and the different technologies that exist to optimise processes and the use of resources […]

CRI presents progress in the harvest yield forecasting system

Since 2016, the Center for Research and Innovation of Viña Concha y Toro has worked in conjunction with the Agricultural Management of Concha y Toro in a system that estimates the amount of grapes that will be harvested in the next season.   Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI), since its foundation in 2014, has promoted the concept of industry 4,0 and digital transformation through the Strategic Programme of Intelligent Viticulture Industry.   In 2016, the Agricultural Management of Concha y Toro expressed the need for […]

CRI takes part in international innovation events

During February, the Center for Research and Innovation participated in two events: one related to the early prediction of yield in vineyards and the other about the implementation of robotization in vineyards and wineries.   With the aim of sharing experiences and knowledge in the implementation of cutting-edge technologies in wineries and with the early prediction of yield in vineyards, the Center for Research and Innovation of Viña Concha y Toro participated in two international events.   The first event, called “Robotization of vineyard and winery operation and new technologies” […]

CRI welcomes new thesis students

With the aim of receiving support for current research lines, the company’s Center for Research and Innovation welcomed 9 new thesis students that are joining this year.   In order to continue contributing to the development of collaborations and links with national and international researchers, in addition to receiving support for their current research projects, the Viña Concha y Toro Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) welcomed 9 new thesis students that have been integrated to collaborate during the 2021 period.   Ricardo Luna, Chemical Engineer and Postdoctoral researcher at […]

Viña Concha y Toro forms part of Innovation Made in Chile study

Through the Center for Research and Innovation, the company presented its experience in the development of innovation strategies within its business.   On Tuesday, the Innovation Made in Chile study was released. This research was conducted by the UC Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Chilean Ministry of Economy’s Innovation Division and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The study aims to highlight efforts to boost innovation in the country during times of constant changes and challenges.   On this occasion, Viña Concha y Toro presented its main conclusions and […]

How to extend the useful life of our vineyards?

The new Germplasm Bank of the Viña Concha y Toro grapevine nursery has recently been put into operation, which allows to safeguard the quality and health of the vines selected and transferred from the Center for Research and Innovation.   Within the framework of the R&D Strategic Program for Plant Health and Genetic Resources, the Viña Concha y Toro Center for Research and Innovation (CRI)d a key R&D project in 2017, which has made it possible to select healthy and quality plants that are being transferred to a Germplasm Bank […]