Ten years ago, he joined the investment portfolio of Concha y Toro. Founded in 1968, Concha y Toro acquired the Fetzer Vineyards winery in California in 2011, which it renamed last year Bonterra Organic Vineyards, It has 448 planted hectares, a winery and a bottling plant. “The Mendocino wine region is located north of Sonoma County, bordered by the California coastal range, the Pacific Ocean, and vast redwood forests,” Concha y Toro describes on its website.
California, a region with a high wine-growing presence, battling heavy rains for three weeks, A hurricane that killed dozens and approved Joe Biden this Sunday Disaster declaration in the states of California and Alabama, Federal aid has been made available to the US government to help recover areas affected by severe winter storms that caused flooding, landslides and mudslides across the state since December 27.
However, Chilean wineries’ operations in that state have not been particularly affected. It is recognized by Concha y Toro and Agustín Hanis, a shareholder of Hanis Vintners, with operations in that state.
“I don’t know which is more amazing: that most of California has begun to recover from three years of drought in less than two months or that our vineyards in Mendocino County didn’t lose a single vine from the floods,” they say. Clint NelsonSenior Director of Bonterra Organic Estate Operations and Grower Relations a heart beat,
“While the amount of rain is not ideal, we welcome it after consecutive years of record drought. As Bonterra Organic Estates has been practicing organic farming for over thirty years and regenerative farming for the last two years, our vineyard Vineyard soils are essential to protecting our estates from erosion and damage. A key component of our regenerative agriculture practices has been the transition to no-till farming. This transition has helped us to maintain the soils of our vineyards , even if the rivers and streams overflowed the banks and carried away the dikes”, says the executive of Concha y Toro’s US subsidiary.
And he adds: “This practice of regenerative agriculture and the resulting benefits for soil health reinforces the recovery potential of vineyards. The increased soil microbial activity allows vines to access innate nutrients that the vines and further strengthen their roots. Soil health and management are critical to regenerative organic farming and to sustaining the vineyard during current and future extreme weather events.
somewhat similar comment augustine honeys, “I can’t speak for California vineyards, but luckily we haven’t had material or personnel losses in the last hurricane…which has been awful! The positive side is that the drought is over.” The businessman, through his company, owns the Quintessa, Fausto and Iluminación vineyards in Napa Valley.