OIV Courses

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Sustainable water and soil management for resilient viticulture


The OIV joins forces with the Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), working through the Institute of Zaragoza, to bring an immersive course in water and soil management in viticulture. Mark your calendars for July 1 to 6, 2024, as the CIHEAM Zaragoza headquarters hosts engaging sessions, both in person and online.

Distinguished lecturers from international organisations, universities, and research centers will deliver the course content. Emphasising personal work and interaction, participants will engage with both their peers and instructors. The international focus of the course aims to facilitate the exchange of diverse experiences and perspectives.

The program follows an applied approach, integrating lectures with practical examples, case studies, and a roundtable discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to present case studies on water and soil management in vineyards from their respective countries, contributing to a collective learning experience.

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OIV International Ampelography Course 

What is ampelography? This discipline aims at describing vines (cultivated varieties, wild species) according to various characteristics (morphology, agronomic aptitudes, technological potential, genetics, diffusion and uses, etc.). It is a field of study that is an integral part of viticulture (teaching, research, development).

What’s ampelography?

The OIV International Ampelography Course is part of a global historical context dating back to 1938, when the term "ampelography" was first mentioned by the OIV. Almost 10 years later, in 1949, a commission on ampelography was created with the objective of leading the creation of an International Ampelographic Register.

Ampelography nowadays

As the technical and scientific reference in the world of vine and wine, the role of the OIV is to participate actively in the promotion of this fundamental discipline, the knowledge of wine resulting from the understanding of the vine.

The main objective is both to train professionals and experts in the field of "Ampelography and Genetic Resources", and to create a network of poles and experts who can permanently exchange around this important theme for the wine sector.

Ampelography, its history and the role of the OIV

2025 Ampelography Course, Germany

Previous Ampelography Courses