From water to wine | The Journey | Episode Three

By Brian Lemay 4 comments


Mendoza is in a desert region
of the Andes, and the main water source
is from the Andean Mountains. These days,
climate change is a reality. We study the glaciers,
which give us clear evidence that the earth’s climate
is changing, since they demonstrate
that in recent decades, the Andean Mountains, in general,
have become warmer and drier. Both the snow quantity
and reduction in glacial area, directly affect water flow. We have to reduce
our greenhouse gas emissions. And we need to be intelligent
by taking steps as a society, in order to adapt to these changes. It is vital that water-dependent
industries, such as wine, start to take steps to adapt
to future conditions. We are heading to Finca Decero
to meet Leonor, who is going to tell us
about her work in the vineyards. Argentina is the 10th largest
wine producer worldwide, and production is concentrated
in the Mendoza region. It has 70% of the total vineyard
surface in Argentina. On a provincial level,
economically speaking, it means wine production
is very important. Water comes from the glacial ice
or the mountain snowfall, the water is seasonal,
there isn’t water every day. Water is crucial and without it
there would be no life in Mendoza. If we don’t take care of the water,
we won’t have… production of wine or anything. Nowadays, all practices must be
sustainable in a true sense, economically, socially
and ecologically. Now let’s go to Bodega Santa Júlia
to see the work they are doing to mitigate the effects
of climate change. We have a plan
for organic development. And being organic requires
longer term thinking. We need to think of sustainability
when implementing the plan here. We have to irrigate the vineyard
in a very efficient manner. On the surface, we use
concrete irrigation pipes, which supply water to each part
of the vineyard perfectly. Being easier to control,
we also use trickle irrigation, which is an efficient drip method. In addition, we have
a water treatment plant because this water
is valuable to us. All the studies on best practices
and how to use water better and organic products, all these measures together, they benefit not only the company
but the rest of society as well, and the environment in general. Hopefully, this will resonate
with other companies.

4 Comments

Діма Бутрей

Nov 11, 2018, 1:40 pm Reply

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Ngọc Bích

Nov 11, 2018, 6:14 pm Reply

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Nov 11, 2018, 5:37 pm Reply

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Milagros Miño

Nov 11, 2018, 8:50 pm Reply

Yo la conozco a la Leonor Deis!!

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