Opportunity of Internship, Thesis / Memory in the company

The Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) was born as a response to the new challenges facing our industry and shows the commitment of Viña Concha y Toro to the development of winemaking, focusing on applied research that responded to the real industry needs. We are looking for: 1 intern student (3 month minimun period), 2 MSc students (6 month minimun period) and 1 PhD student (1 year minimum period) developing their research (or looking to develop) in areas related to the biological sciences (plant biology, molecular biology, phytopathology, biotechnology […]

Viña Concha y Toro will represent Chile at Open EUREKA Innovation Week

The event is considered to be one of the most important R&D&I activities in Europe and the world. In its 2017 edition, Chile will be included as a EUREKA associated country, becoming the first Latin American country to join the network. Viña Concha y Toro is one of the five companies that will represent Chile at the event, and the only one from the wine industry, standing out due to the international prestige of its wines and its Center for Research and Innovation that was inaugurated at the end of […]

Our aim is to become a global leader in wine research

Two years after its inauguration, and having recently launched its new Molecular Biology Laboratory, Gerard Casaubon, Director of Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation, talks about the Company’s decision to develop this kind major of infrastructure —unique in Latin America— which today presented its initial results..

Viña Concha y Toro Research and Innovation Center has started the application period for those who are interested in joining the team of the Molecular Biology Laboratory

Viña Concha y Toro Research and Innovation Center has started the application period for those who are interested in joining the team of the Molecular Biology Laboratory. For more information, download “Molecular Biology Analyst” and “Sampling Technician” sheets. Applications must be sent by Friday, April 14 at felipe.gainza@conchaytoro.cl

CRI presents beta version of Grappe to representatives of the Agricultural Area

In 2015, the Center for Research and Innovation’s (CRI) team initiated the development of a management tool to support defoliation in vineyards. Following a year of work, the result is Grappe, a mobile application that aims to optimize the entire defoliation process in terms of time and resources; strengthen the monitoring and control of defoliation by supervisors; complement the decision-making process with computational tools; and generate a historical record of defoliation activities in each vineyard that is available to the entire company. José Cuevas, the researcher in charge of the […]

Long live our vineyards

Column by Felipe Gainza, Molecular Biology Research Scientist CRI. In a scenario of climate change, the challenge of cleaning and strengthening our precious plant materials demands answers to key questions, which no effort must be spared in resolving.

American expert on breeding of wine grapevines and table grapes visits the CRI

Dr. Bruce Reisch, a prestigious American researcher from Cornell University, visited the Center of Research and Innovation in the company of Dr. Paola Barba, Director of the grapevine breeding program from the Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), in the framework of a research project they are formulating together.

Seminar on Mechanical Defoliation

As part of the Cometas Program, a collaboration and advisory initiative between Viña Concha y Toro and its grape growers, the second practical seminar on mechanical defoliation was held.  

Seminar “How to anticipate frost”

Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation was the meeting point for the seminar on “Early warning systems and alarms for frost in the O’Higgins and Maule Regions, analysis of underlying climatic and agricultural factors, and mitigation operations”, which provided relevant information for frost management by grape growers.

The application process to conduct theses at the CRI is now open.

The Center for Research and Innovation has initiated its application process for students conducting their theses for the February-August 2017 period. Applicants must be graduate students (MSc) in areas related­ to wine sciences and wine (Viticulture, Oenology, Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences or similar), and will have the opportunity to work in the vineyards, winery and/or the laboratory. Review the requirements and some of the research topics that are currently being investigated in the Center below.  

Comparative Evaluation of Cabernet Sauvignon Clones in Cauquenes

Column by Álvaro González R+D Deputy Director   How can the qualitative and productive potential of vineyards be increased? And how to make them more uniform? These are some of the questions that wine grape growers around the world ask themselves. Different answers to these questions have arisen which address phytosanitary, irrigation technology and vineyard design issues, among others.