Baja California Winegrowing Study Center: 34 million pesos investment to foster BC wine production

With a 34 million pesos investment, the Winegrowing Studies Center of Baja California (CEVIT) will be a place where research projects will be developed, as well as becoming a center of human capital formation by means of a College Degree and a Master’s Degree that students will be able to course in this educational facilities, located inside Technical and Superior Studies Center (CETYS), Campus Ensenada.

There will also be consulting services offered to winegrowing organizations, continuous training courses, workshops and seminars, CEVIT will also provide laboratory services and technology related to the winegrowing process, said Fernando León García.

Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, Baja California Governor, ratified that the winegrowing industry represents an emblematic vocation for the State development, since it has about 12 thousand acres mil hectares of wine growing plantations mainly in Guadalupe Valley with more than 340 grape growers and 180 wine producers.

“It is very important to follow up this project in order to support and Foster the wine growing sector because the State only produces 2.2 million boxes of wine a year, which represent 71% of all Mexican wine and contribute with 50.8% , and the proof of this successful economic activity are the so Vintage Festivities in Guadalupe Valley, which attracted 104 thousand visitors and was declared the best Wine Route in Mexico.

A symbolic grapevine planting in CETYS Ensenada marked the beginning of the CEVIT construction as well as the start of the project´s second stage, aiming to foster excellence in order to serve the necessities of the winery industry, the works will be over in one year, the project was born in the second half of 2018 and it is an alliance among the National Counsel of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Secretary of Economic Development of the State Government, committed to contribute to the development, competitiveness, innovation and sustainability of the winegrowing regions of Mexico. 

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