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Defining the functional soil profile for their vineyards


A new project in Fields4Ever

Bodegas Barbadillo will take action to recover the soil health through the project "definition of the functional soil profile for vineyards".


Project explanation

Samples required and project description

This project includes 36 soil samples. 20 of the soil samples are supported by the Fields4Ever Initiative to help define the functional soil profile for the vineyards of Bodegas Barbadillo.


This project aims to define the microbial profile of the soil in Barbadillo vineyards and to know the influence of this on their plantations. Biome Makers methodology will be elaborated on a diagnosis of the soil based on the functionality of the existing microbiome.



BeCrop technology will be applied to analyze the soil microbiome to define the microbial profile of the soil in vineyards and to know the influence of this on its plantations. For this purpose, this analysis of soil bioactivity control will be carried out in two locations (Gibaldín and Santa Lucía) - Spain, divided into plots according to the variety cultivated. For the analysis of the cultivation, a single time will be considered, coinciding with the vegetative development of the vineyard.



  • Define the microbial profile of the soil in the vineyards and know the influence of this.
  • Understand the presence of pathogens, biocontrol agents, and plant growth promoters, to make agronomic decisions in this respect, optimizing resources and time.
  • Describe the metabolic cycles related to the available macro and micronutrients.


Founded in 1821 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Spain) Bodegas Barbadillo has a century-old tradition as a 100% family-run winery producing the Sherry-Xérès-Sherry, Brandy de Jerez, Sherry Vinegar, Vinos de la Tierra de Cádiz and Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda.  

Bodegas Barbadillo is a family business that is always committed to being at the forefront of the sector by investing in innovation. It perfectly blends tradition in the creation of its wines with the latest technology for the organization and production of its wines. Furthermore, thanks to its adherence to fields4ever, it reinforces its commitment to recovering the health of the soil and improving the quality of the fruit from which its products are made. 

Head of the project

Catina Aveledo

Head of Agricultural Operations

Agricultural Engineer in specialize in rural Engineering, specializing in vine cultivation of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry D.O. and Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda D.O., as extensive knowledge in the diversification of native varieties, national and international within the warm climate, currently developing the position of Head of Agricultural Operations in a farm of 500 hectares of vineyards and farmland in irrigated extensive herbaceous crops.

She holds an agronomist engineer degree and a Degree in Enology and Viticulture.