Meet Franco Bastias: Chief Agronomist at Domaine Bousquet– At only 11 years old, Franco Bastias worked beside his parents picking up stems and irrigating vines in Argentina’s Uco Valley. Growing up, he learned all about pruning, binding vines, maintaining trellises, and picking grapes. Twenty years later, Bastias serves as Chief Agronomist at organic Domaine Bousquet where he oversees a team of 50 (and up to 80 people at harvest), and he’s responsible for 618 acres of vines on the estate, plus 30-35 growers.
Bastias clearly didn’t get there the easy way. Continue reading