This initiative is in line with Bodegas Patrocinio’s wine tourism project currently under way; on the other hand, maybe the lifeline of this project is the study of the behavior of the different wine varieties and the different training systems.
Our goal is to broaden the expertise and hands-on experience of both staff and wine growers. All types of indigenous grapes, as well as some foreign varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, are grown in this plot.
The vines of Bodegas Patrocinio are typically rooted on very poor, calcareous-clay soils, ideal for the gobelet (bush vine) training system. However, several vertically trellised vines can also be found in this plot. As well, different types of pruning systems are used such as the Guyot, the simple and the double Royat.
Identified with this project, through hands-on experience on our soil and vines, office staff are briefed on the fundamentals of viticulture, thus enhancing their sense of belonging and team spirit.
On key seasons throughout the year office staff are trained by our agronomist and are made to carry out routine works on the vineyards, such as pruning, shoot thinning, de-leafing, among others.