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Blockchain applied to the vine and wine sector



The OIV online course on Blockchain applied to the Vine and Wine sector will happen from 4 to 7 June 2024 (1.30 – 5.30 pm CEST). This extensive four-day course offers a thorough exploration of the subject and is designed for participants with diverse professional backgrounds, willing to advance their knowledge on this cutting-edge technology's applications in the sector.


The program will cover a wide range of topics and case studies including traceability in wine supply chains, smart contracts, NFTs and token economics, Metaverse, DeFi, DAOs, as well as policy and regulatory challenges.

This comprehensive program, blending lectures, insights from esteemed guest speakers, and interactive workshops, equips participants with a profound understanding of how blockchain can elevate transparency, traceability, and operational efficiency within the vine and wine sector.


Who can enroll

The course is designed for up to 50 participants online who have a background in the vine and wine sector and seeking to enhance their knowledge of digitalisation within the sector.

Given the diverse nationalities of the lecturers, knowledge of English will be valued in the selection of candidates, since it will be the working languages of the course.


How to register

Candidates must apply here.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 April 2024.


Registration fees 

General fee : 350€

Students fee : 250€ (upon providing proof of their student status)



Blockchain programme

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