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.

– 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.

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TIM HOGG
Scientific Director
Catarina-Barbosa
CATARINA BARBOSA
Competitiveness Senior Project Officer

Microbiology, Genetics and Biotechnology

Ana-Cordeiro
ANA CORDEIRO
Competitiveness Project Officer

Markets and Consumer

Teresa-Pinto
TERESA PINTO
Competitiveness Project Officer

Agronomy and Functional Biology

Manuel-Oliveira
MANUEL OLIVEIRA
Competitiveness Project Officer

Agronomy and Functional Biology

Bruno Soares
BRUNO SOARES
Competitiveness Project Officer

Chemistry and Oenology

Nelson-Machado
NELSON MACHADO
Sustainability Senior Project Officer

Chemistry, Enology and Viticulture and Molecular Biophysics

Cátia Santos
CÁTIA SANTOS
Sustainability Project Officer

Circular Economy

Samuel-Reis
SAMUEL REIS
Sustainability Project Officer

Climate and climate change

Leonor Pereira
Leonor Pereira
Sustainability Project Officer

Precision viticulture

Ana Trigo
ANA TRIGO
Sustainability Project Officer

Viticulture

Lilia-Carvalho
LÍLIA CARVALHO
Communication Officer

PROJECTS

Infravini
Infravini

The goal is 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

The main purpose is 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

Aims 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

This is a 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.

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LATEST NEWS

SustainWine will be presenting contents regarding the importance of biodiversity during the next few weeks

The SustainWine project aims to develop 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.

For the next few weeks, different informative and didactic contents will be published, focused on the dissemination of good practices that have already been adopted by many wine producers, as well as their importance as an identity value of our territory.

Wine Blockchain – digital traceability

Are you sure that the wine you have bought is authentic? This is probably one of the questions that today’s consumers are concerned about when they buy a bottle of expensive and high-quality wine. Blockchain technology has the potential to overcome important barriers faced in implementing wine provenance and traceability schemes.

The water: from the vineyard to the winery

Modern viticulture faces several challenges, with climate change being probably the biggest of all, especially in southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

THE SUSTAINABLE WINE ENTERPRISE POST: #2 REAL COMPANHIA VELHA

To bring to the fore the efforts of wine producers in promoting more sustainable operations, CoLAB VINES&WINES will publish weekly profiles of company initiatives or activities where Wine and Sustainability go hand in hand. This week we talk about Real Companhia Velha.

THE SUSTAINABLE WINE ENTERPRISE POST: #1 SYMINGTON

To bring to the fore the efforts of wine producers in promoting more sustainable operations, CoLAB VINES&WINES will publish weekly profiles of company initiatives or activities where Wine and Sustainability go hand in hand. This week we talk about the Symington Family Estates.

Protecting Plants, Protecting Life. 2020 – International Year of Plant Health

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health to raise awareness of the importance of plant protection as a response to today’s socio-economic and environmental challenges.