Concha y Toro
Concha y Toro, the creators of Casillero del Diablo, Manchester United’s Official Wine Partner, have provided support to those most at need during the coronavirus pandemic, with a number of charitable causes and initiatives:
Certified research laboratory
- In response to the complex global health crisis, Viña Concha y Toro certified its molecular biology laboratory to detect COVID-19 and provided equipment to other institutions to increase their diagnostic capacity.
The molecular biology laboratory run by Viña Concha y Toro’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) has been certified by Universidad Católica del Maule's (UCM) Biomedical Research Laboratory to carry out diagnostic tests to detect COVID-19 as part of a network of laboratories connected by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation.
The capabilities of the CRI’s molecular biology laboratory include process robotisation and automation. It has a diagnostic capacity of 768 samples per day.
Hand sanitiser donation
- Viña Concha y Toro donated a total of 50,000 litres of hand sanitiser to health authorities in different formats, enabling them to be provided to people and organisations who so require, including the COVID-19 diagnostic laboratories network, Ministry of Health networks and communities. Of these, 40,000 litres of hand sanitiser were prepared by Winkler, using the company’s alcohol. A further 10,000 litres will be produced by Viña Concha y Toro’s Lontué Plant and delivered for local distribution.