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InnoVine : Combining innovation in vineyard management and genetic diversity for a sustainable European viticulture

  • Coordinator: Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA, France)
  • Duration : 48 months
  • Start date : 2013-01-01
  • Project cost : 8.4 M€
  • Programme Acronym : FP7-KBBE
  • Programme type : Seventh Framework Programme
  • Subprogramme Area : Vineyard agronomic management and breeding for improved grape quality to reinforce competitiveness of the winegrowing sector

The strategic goal of the projectis to help the European vineyard sector face the increasingly fierce global competition – notably but not exclusively, from new producing countries – by meeting :

- Consumer demands for diversified high quality wines and concern for food safety

- Citizens’ requests for environment-friendly production systems such as integrated or organic vine production systems involving decreased or no use of phytochemicals (herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilisers) and sparing of non-renewable natural resources (soil, water, and fossil fuels)

- Producers’ needs of plant material, tools and methods to help them cope with the impacts of climate change while responding to demands for quality and environmental friendliness and needs of profitability

To reach this overall goal, the project will:

- At the plant level, improve and design agricultural practices (canopy management, irrigation, fertilisation, training system, pest and disease control, etc.) aimed at maximising grapevine features in terms of both berry quality, resistance to pest and disease, and adaptation to climate change (higher CO2, drought, UV light, and higher temperatures)

- At the vineyard level, design, develop and test innovative agronomic systems integrating all agricultural practices, taking into account the variability of constraints met by European vineyards

- At the breeding level, exploit the knowledge provided by European and international genomics and breeding initiatives in order to improve and diversify grapevine varieties with regard to desirable traits

The project will combine short, medium, and long-term approaches to respectively conceive innovative viticulture systems, design and test novel agronomic practices and decision support systems, and exploit the genetic diversity of grapevine that altogether will ensure a sustainable progress in viticulture.


European Research Institutes/Universities

  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA, France)
  • Geisenheim Research Centre (GRC, Germany
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spain)
  • Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB,Portugal)
  • Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA,Portugal)
  • Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI,Germany)
  • Research Institute for Viticulture and Enology (PTE,Hungary)
  • Università degli studi di Udine(IGA,Italy)
  • Università degli studi di Verona (UNIVR,Italy)
  • Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC,Italy)
  • Università degli studi di Milano (UNIMI,Italy)
  • L’institut de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement (CEMAGREF, France)
  • AgroBioInstitute (ABI,Bulgaria)


  • Horta srl (HORTA,Italy)
  • Institut Français de la Vigne (IFV, France)
  • FORCE A (France)
  • AGRICIENCIA (Portugal)
  • RODA S.A (RODA, Spain)
  • NOVELTIS (France)
  • Winery Asenovgrad (ASENOVGRAD, Bulgaria)
  • Schloss Vollrads (SCHLOSS,Germany)
  • Vinidea (VIN,Italy)
  • Provedo Viveros (PROVEDO,Spain)


  • Torres (TORRES,Spain)
  • Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo (VCR,Italy)


  • Inra Transfert (IT,France)
Date de dernière mise à jour : 07/12/2015