Tailoring the Wine System of the Future WELCOME TO CoLAB VINES&WINES The Vine and Wine Collaborative Laboratory is a wine sector initiative led by ADVID - the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region, which is the national Vine and Wine Cluster. The Strategic Plan of CoLAB VINES&WINES is based on 2 major challenges:

PORTUGUESE, OF COURSE! Competitiveness - Defining and delivering the Portuguese wines consumers will want to buy.

TOUGHER THAN EVER! Sustainability - Designing and delivering a resilient Portuguese vine and wine system.

ABOUT US

CoLAB VINES&WINES, an initiative led by ADVID – the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region which is the national Vine and Wine Cluster, together with the portuguese viticulture ecosystem, aims to be the ideal partner in the innovation of products, processes and services of companies in the Portuguese wine sector.

 

OUR MISSION:

– To generate and communicate knowledge and technology that enhances the expressed ambition of the sector to increase the export value.

– Supports the ambition expressed by the sector to increase the export value of Portuguese wines.

– Ensures that the Portuguese wine system becomes more efficient, resilient and flexible in order to respond to climate, demographic and economic challenges.

 

OUR MAJOR CHALLENGES

PORTUGUESE, OF COURSE! Competitiveness – Defining and delivering the Portuguese wines consumers will want to buy.

TOUGHER THAN EVER! Sustainability – Designing and delivering a resilient Portuguese vine and wine system.

 

VINES&WINES TEAM

The VINES&WINES has a multidisciplinary team dedicated to supporting the wine sector by executing and building value from Research, Development and Innovation initiatives.

Catarina-Barbosa
CATARINA BARBOSA
Competitiveness Senior Project Officer

Microbiology, Genetics and Biotechnology

Manuel-Oliveira
MANUEL OLIVEIRA
Competitiveness Project Officer

Plant Physiology and Phytopathology

Bruno Soares
BRUNO SOARES
Competitiveness Project Officer

Chemistry and Oenology

Nelson-Machado
NELSON MACHADO
Sustainability Senior Project Officer

Chemistry, Oenology and Viticulture and Molecular Biophysics

Cátia Santos
CÁTIA SANTOS
Sustainability Project Officer

Circular Economy

Leonor Pereira
Leonor Pereira
Sustainability Project Officer

Precision viticulture

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Leonor Tunes
Sustainability Project Officer

Viticulture

Lilia-Carvalho
LÍLIA CARVALHO
Communication Officer

PROJECTS

Infravini
Infravini

Main goal: to create a Spatial Data Infrastructure to support decision making that will include climate and agronomic indicators, allowing winegrowers of any location to benefit from the information provided. The project led by Geodouro has ADVID, INESC-TEC and UTAD as co-promoters.

VInCI
VInCI

Main goal: to provide innovative forecasting tools (connected and with digital access) for wine-growing SMEs, whose objective is to evaluate production and access data from international markets. This is a project developed by the partnership of entities from France, Spain and Portugal.

VINIoT
VINIoT

Main goal: to create an innovative technological service for the monitoring of vineyards, which will allow SMEs in the SUDOE region to monitor their vineyards in real time, remotely and taking into account various levels of accuracy (grape, plant, plot and farm).

SustainWine
SustainWine

Main goal: project approved by the program Fundo Ambiental, with the purpose of developing a training and environmental education program adapted to different audiences. Its purpose is to promote and publicize the best that is already being done in viticultural ecosystems, regarding the conservation and protection of biodiversity.

COPPEREPLACE
COPPEREPLACE

Main goal: international initiative approved and funded by the Interreg Sudoe Programme, which aims to offer integrated, innovative, and viable solutions to reduce the use of copper while promoting environmentally sustainable production.

ABCyeasts – yeasts for biocontrol of pathogens in viticulture

Main goal: to investigate and develop innovative products, based on yeasts, with antagonistic action against phytopathogenic agents present in the vineyard, biotrophic and non-biotrophic fungi, as well as microorganisms that contaminate post-harvest grapes.

Conservation and Selection of Old Vine Varieties

Main goal: to promote the conservation of the intravarietal variability of grape varieties and in the selection of dozens of those considered most important at national level.
*collaboration with the Portuguese Association for Vine Diversity (PORVID).

OPP38 – New grape varieties for new wines – in search of the secrets of the natural evolution of the Portuguese vine

Main goal: to develop studies and analyses of collections of vine genotypes recovered mainly from old vineyards throughout the country.

Taste&Feel Portugal
Taste&Feel Portugal

Main goal: to promote the internationalisation of the agro-food sector in articulation with the wine tourism sector, boosting the increase in exports of more sophisticated and differentiated goods and services linked to the territories, endogenous products and the rural world, and reinforcing the international competitiveness of North, Centre and Alentejo SMEs in this sector.

GrapeMicrobiota – Metabolome-microbiota interactions in 3 grape varieties from the Douro Region

Main goal: to adopt an innovative strategy to characterize the microbial community of 3 grape varieties from the Douro DOC region, targeting the selection of relevant strains to be used as starter cultures in the production of regional wines with strong imprint of the terroir, adding substantial value to local resources and contributing to the local (and global) improvement of the economic sector.

RedWine – Use biogenic gaseous carbon to increase feedstock availability for the industry *

Main goal: to increase the availability of microalgae biomass through the valorization of gaseous and liquid wine waste.
* CoLAB VINES&WINES participates in the advisory board of this project.

ReWine| Re-design, Re-adapt and Re-invent, towards a Circular Economy
ReWine| Re-design, Re-adapt and Re-invent, towards a Circular Economy

Main goal: Objective: to promote the good practices of Circular Economy already implemented by some companies in the wine sector and to contribute to an active citizenship in this area.

EPAWI – European Partnership for Auxiliary Wine industry Innovation
EPAWI – European Partnership for Auxiliary Wine industry Innovation

Main goal: to launch and consolidate the Wine Innovation Cluster Alliance – WICA, an European strategy for innovation in the grape&wine value chain, which will promote the internationalization of the auxiliary companies of the wine industry through the creation of a network of SMEs with the purpose of knowing the market and its innovation trends.

OmicBots: High-Throughput Integrative Omic-Robots Platform for a Next Generation Physiology-based Precision Viticulture

Main goal: development of a technological solution for an economically efficient and ecologically sustainable vineyard. The case study for this project is the Douro region, which is more vulnerable to climate change.

ReCROP – Bioinocula and cropping systems: na integrated biotechnological appraoch for improving crop yield, biodiversity and resilience of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems
ReCROP – Bioinocula and cropping systems: na integrated biotechnological appraoch for improving crop yield, biodiversity and resilience of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems

Main goal: redesign Mediterranean farming systems for greater resilience and productivity by focusing on the development of sustainable agricultural production systems through the combined use of biotechnological tools and environmentally friendly agronomic practices.

WaterFlow – Water stress remote assessment
WaterFlow – Water stress remote assessment

Objective: Development of a low-cost sensor network that allows spatially assessing water stress in a vineyard in real time.

Working Group – Touriga Francesa
Working Group – Touriga Francesa

Objective: the withering that occurred in the 2020 Viticultural Year, with greater incidence on the Touriga Francesa variety, led to the creation of the working group. which results from the collaboration of ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES with various business and scientific associates. The implementation and monitoring of the plant physiology trial has been supported by UTAD (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro) and will also have the support of UM (University of Minho), with regard to laboratory components.

InovTransfer
InovTransfer

Innovation in the Knowledge and Technology Transfer in the Wine Sector. RRN Technical Assistance – Area 4 – Observation of agriculture and rural territories.
Objective: transfer knowledge and technology to the agricultural, agrifood and rural development sectors, with a view to enhancing them by capitalizing on information and project results in priority themes, as well as the development and dissemination of good agricultural practices.

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LATEST NEWS

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ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES attended the Collaborative Laboratories Meeting

ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES attended the Collaborative Laboratories Meeting (𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕𝘀), which was held yesterday at the Fonte Boa Research Pole – INIAV, IP, in Vale de Santarém.

The meeting aimed to promote knowledge exchange, synergies and networking among the members of CoLABs and INIAV, as well as their development in the context of regional, national and European research and innovation strategies.

The meeting aimed to promote knowledge exchange, synergies and networking among the members of CoLABs and INIAV, as well as their development in the context of regional, national and European research and innovation strategies.

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𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 welcomes students from 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗱𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗻

The visit of the students of the Bachelor’s degree in “Land and Water Management”, from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, took place last October 19 and had the purpose of making known the reality of viticulture in the Douro region.

The group attended a brief presentation of 𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦, followed by a visit to the region, namely Quinta do Bonfim, from 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗘𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀, 𝗩𝗶𝗻𝗵𝗼𝘀, 𝗦.𝗔.., to Quinta de São Luiz, from 𝗦𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗦.𝗔. and to Quinta do Seixo, from 𝗦𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗻𝗵𝗼𝘀, 𝗦.𝗔. This visit to the Douro, was part of an annual initiative, led by Professor Luuk Fleskens, a lecturer at this institution, which allows these young people to visit different realities of the Portuguese agricultural sector for 12 days.

Already in the first half of this year, under the Erasmus program at the University of Porto, ADVID welcomed a student of the mentioned Bachelor’s degree from this University, which is one of the most prestigious European institutions with regard to agricultural sciences, for an internship.

Waterflow – one of the winning ideas of the 4th edition of the Program PROMOVE (promote) the Future of the Interior

 Waterflow – Water Stress Mapping in the vineyard through a sensor network is one of the winning ideas of the 4th edition of the Program PROMOVE (promote) the Future of the Interior, an initiative of the “LaCaixa” Foundation, in collaboration with BPI and FCT.

This idea, which arises from the collaboration of 𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 with 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗱𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗮́𝘀-𝗢𝘀-𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗲 𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗼 and is supported by 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗩𝗲𝗹𝗵𝗮, has as purpose the development of a project to be carried out by students of this University. The main objective is the use of a network of sensors for the spatial assessment of the hydric state of the vineyard, in a continuous way, using current technology, non-invasive and with lower cost.

The development of this project will not only overcome the difficulties of traditional methods of measuring water stress, but also enable producers to monitor the water status of the plots in real time and remotely, supporting decision making and contributing to the sustainability of farms. The initiative also aims to contribute to the creation of new technological solutions, more accessible to producers, leading to the dynamization of inland areas.

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ReWine is one of the winners of the Crédito Agrícola Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award

The ReWine project was one of the winners of the 9th edition of the Crédito Agrícola Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, in the category High Potential Project developed by a CA Member.

Awards Ceremony took place today at the National Agroinnovation Summit held at CNEMA in Santarém.

* Developed by ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, this project was co-financed by the Environmental Fund and ENEA2020.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE WINE SECTOR UNDER DEBATE
𝗜𝘀 𝗖𝗶𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗘𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲? was the theme of the workshop that took place last September 30th, at Quinta do Pôpa, which aimed to present Circular Economy practices and their importance for the wine sector. The event included a communication from ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES member, Cátia Santos, on Good practices of Circular Economy already implemented by the wine sector, followed by a visit to present 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑜 of practices already in use at Quinta do Pôpa. The roundtable, which aimed to debate the theme of this workshop, was moderated by Cristiana Ribeiro from Smart Waste Portugal and was attended by representatives of the companies involved in the ReWine project: - Dr. Vanessa Ferreira, Quinta do Pôpa - Eng. José Manso, #Sogrape - Eng. Marta Mendes, #Symington - Eng. Rui Soares, Real Companhia Velha - Eng. Tiago Teles, Quinta do Crasto - Eng. Duarte Machado, #Vinoquel