Research and Development

In order to obtain grapes of exceptional quality for our wines, the Research and Development (R&D) Department seeks to strike the perfect balance between the knowledge gained through studying the land and the tools provided by technology. Over the course of time, we have developed a series of innovations in our vineyards and production processes

Vine irrigation tests

We are experimenting with the resistance of different rootstocks to test their behaviour when irrigated with recycled water from treatment plants.

Efficient use of water

ⓐ Water use measurement Our commitment to sustainability means that we seek to minimize our use of water, taking great care of this valuable resource. We therefore constantly calculate the real water consumption per kilo of grapes produced. ⓑ Irrigation monitoring system: We use cutting-edge technology to measure the effect of irrigation on the plants in our vineyards. We have succeeded in determining the water applied, its effect and the curve of the water movement in the soil.

Viticultural management

Grapes are our raw material and we want to protect them at every stage, so we have removed the foliage and central wires where the leaves are tethered so as to avoid sunburn. We also monitor the grape quality in the vineyards in order to achieve a similar product from the different vineyards.

Precision Farming

To determine which variety best adapts to the soil type, we use two instruments in our vineyards: The first is an electroconductivity soil analysis device. The second is trial pits, where a hole is made in the earth to enable the soil to be inspected to see how the vine's roots have grown and by how much. Collecting this information enables us to do differentiated harvesting and to vary our irrigation management by soil type for future vintages. It also enables us to identify possible micro terroirs in our plots of land.

Soil and water management

EsWe are developing different rootstocks that are resistant to salt in different soil conditions in the Huasco area, as the vines planted there need to survive in complex dry and saline conditions..

Our Vineyards

We produce high-quality, avant-garde, modern wines with grapes from our own vineyards in Chile's most important wine-producing regions.

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Winemakers and Viticulturists

The heart of Ventisquero Wine Estates is our experienced young team, who challenge the limits when it comes to creating what we are most passionate about... the best wines.

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Certifications

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