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.


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.



– 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.



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.



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

Competitiveness Senior Project Officer

Microbiology, Genetics and Biotechnology

Leonor Pereira
Leonor Pereira
Competitiveness Project Officer

Grapevine genetic resources

Competitiveness Project Officer


Competitiveness Project Officer

Plant Physiology and Phytopathology

Sustainability Senior Project Officer

Chemistry, Oenology and Viticulture and Molecular Biophysics

Cátia Santos
Sustainability Project Officer

Circular Economy

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Joana Ribeiro
Sustainability Project Officer


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António Pinto
Sustainability Project Officer


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Director of Dão Department
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Dão Region - Project Officer
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Communication Officer

Communication Sciences



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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


Objective: Develop a monitoring network for the vector insects of X. fastidiosa, particularly Philaenus spumarius, and a risk prediction model that allows the National Agricultural Advisory Service to issue specific alerts for these insects.


Photonic integrated LIDAR and snapshot spectral imagers for scaling up multimodal perception in precision applications

Objective: The RETINA project aims to establish a holistic framework for the development of photonic technologies, wherein specific efforts in next-generation hardware solutions—focused on a new LIDAR solution and low-cost CMOS, InGaAs, and QD spectral imaging generators—will be linked to the creation of a digital infrastructure for the agile and efficient development of perception algorithms based on machine learning.






Regia Park Presentation
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES at Regia Network Sessions
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES participated yesterday, through Luís Marcos, in the event Regia Networking Sessions, organised by Regia-Douro Park, with the main goal of disclosing the activity devoleped by the entities based here.


The Workshop: Technology + Winery – Innovation in the wine sector took place on January 5 at the Regia Douro Park in Vila Real.

The event, organized by 𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 as part of the InovTransfer project, aimed to present the current panorama regarding Technological Innovation in Oenology (Winery), as well as the research that has been carried out on this subject, and also discussed the importance of technological modernization as a strategy for sustainability and competitiveness in wine production.


Represented by Ana Rodrigues and Manuel Oliveira, 𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/CoLAB VINES&WINES took part in the RETINA project kick-off meeting, which took place on December 12 and 13 in Vigo.

The project, funded by Horizon Europe, aims to develop two new photonics-based sensory systems, covering hardware and software solutions to meet the personalized and high value-added needs of the health, automotive and agricultural sectors. With regard to the wine sector, the RETINA project will provide new proximal detection instruments (aerial and terrestrial) and an image processing methodology to unlock and combine the potential of broadband HSI and the LIDAR system for water stress monitoring and early detection of grapevine wood diseases.

Synergy Day: Robotics and IoT for Vineyards

On October 26th, the “Synergy Day: Robotics and IoT for Vineyards” took place, organized by INESC TEC, InovTechaAgro, Sogrape, and ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES.

With approximately 80 participants and national and international experts, the event occurred at the Douro Museum in Peso da Régua. It also featured demonstration sessions at Quinta do Seixo in Valença do Douro.

ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES welcomed students from the Wageningen University

On October 18, ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES welcomed students from the “International Land and Water Management” bachelor’s program at Wageningen University in the Netherlands for a visit to the Douro region.

This annual trip aimed to acquaint students with different agricultural realities in other countries, with a special focus on the Demarcated Douro Region. The activities included a classroom presentation, visits to the facilities of ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, and a tour of Quinta do Seixo (Sogrape), where they explored the existing biodiversity route and sampled wines from the region.

I Encontro Anual do #DigiFarm2all
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES in 1st Annual Meeting of #DigiFarm2all

ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES participated, through Nelson Machado and António Pinto, in the 1st Annual Meeting of #DigiFarm2all, which took place on October 17th.

This meeting allowed for, in addition to the status update on project progress, a deep reflection on fieldwork and the capacity-building and knowledge dissemination activities to be carried out in 2024!