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

Bruno Soares
Competitiveness Project Officer

Chemistry and Oenology

Sustainability Senior Project Officer

Chemistry, Oenology and Viticulture and Molecular Biophysics

Cátia Santos
Sustainability Project Officer

Circular Economy

Leonor Tunes
Sustainability Project Officer


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.




𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 at the 3rd Session with Stakeholders – Precision viticulture services for a more sustainable vineyard management

The 3rd Session with Stakeholders – Precision viticulture services for a more sustainable vineyard management, held under the project 𝗩𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗼𝘀𝘀, took place on May 12, at Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhão.

𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 participated, through Leonor Pereira, in the round table “Viticulture 4. 0 and satellite data , the end-user experience” to discuss the needs, barriers and challenges in the adoption of new technologies, as well as the role of associations and CoLABs in the promotion and implementation of digital tools in the wine sector.

Visita da OIV

ADVID received a visit from the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine on Tuesday 28 March, an initiative carried out by Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

This visit aimed to publicize ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES and its importance to the economic sector, as a Cluster and CoLAB VINES&WINES, by supporting science-based decisions.
The OIV delegation, led by its Director General, Pau Roca, and accompanied by António Graça, Director of Research and Development of Sogrape Vinhos S.A., was welcomed by the President of ADVID, José Manso, and members of its Board.

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ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES is participating in the event TECH4INNOV: the Present and the Future of Innovation, taking place at Europarque, in Santa Maria da Feira.

Organized by ANI, this initiative aims to be a technological showcase of Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation results of the entities of the National Innovation System (NIS).

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ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES at the kick-off-meeting of the WATSON project

𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 was represented by Nelson Machado in the kick-off meeting of the WATSON project, that took place yesterday in Dublin.

This project aims to develop an anti-fraud technological structure, based on artificial intelligence, and using sensors and digital tags, which will identify and prevent fraudulent practices in the vineyard and wine sector.

The Portuguese partners in this project are INESC TEC, DECO and ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, among 44 partners, with Sogrape Vinhos, S.A., CVRA and IVDP as stakeholders.

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VINIoT presents innovative IoT sensor network at final event

ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, partner of VINIoT, participated in the final event of this project through Nelson Machado and Igor Gonçalves.

The event, which took place on February 9th at Feuga, in Santiago de Compostela, aimed to present the results of this project, namely the IoT sensor network developed to boost the digital transformation of wine SMEs in the SUDOE space. This project resulted, besides the development of a multispectral camera which will allow the non-destructive evaluation of the grape ripeness, in a platform which will allow the remote monitoring through a network of sensors connected by nodes, and a HUB, where the interested entities will be able to identify technological partners, or offer their services, with free registration (https://viniot.eu/hub/).

The consortium was made up of 8 partners from Portugal, Spain and France, in the fields of education and research, technology and knowledge transfer. In Portugal, in addition to ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, its associate Real Companhia Velha is also participating in this project as a stakeholder, by making available its vineyards for field trials, and a network of sensors has also been installed in a plot that served as the Demofarm of this project.

Learn more about the project at http://viniot.eu.

World FIRA 2023_2

ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES participates, through Leonor Pereira, responsible for robotics and mechanization, in the 7th edition of World FIRA, from 7 to 9 February in Toulouse, France.

Considered the world’s main event for innovation in agricultural automation and robotics, it aims to showcase new players and technologies for autonomous agriculture, through the presentation of the latest technological innovations, scientific advances, legislative measures, and also different end-user experiences.
This event is of high importance, since field demonstrations of more than 25 autonomous agricultural robots will take place in 1.5 ha cultivated plots and in other exhibition areas. The equipments will present different solutions for vineyards and other crops. The WETA robot, presented by the associate INESC TEC, developed under the European project SCORPION (https://scorpion-h2020.eu/), stands out. It has different capabilities to perform monitoring tasks, precision spraying, weeding and selective harvesting in the context of permanent and tree crops.