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Organic viticulture and wine-making: development of environment and consumer friendly technologies for organic wine quality improvement and scientifically based legislative framework

Objective

The project aims at developing the legislative framework for wine from organic viticulture. Data about currently applied practices, consumer and market needs in significant areas will be gathered in significant wine producing areas of EU, new member states and accession countries. Test series with suitable and innovative technologies to improve the quality of wines from organic viticulture, allowing to use a low level of sulphites will be conducted and validated on selected pilot farms. A participatory approach with stakeholder involvement on national and EU levels will be followed, ensuring a high acceptance of the proposed legislative framework. A code of best practises and an integrated environment assessment tool shall give guidance for wine-producers to produce high quality wine while limiting their impact on the environment. The projects has following objectives: to identify practices applied in organic viticulture and wine making in typical EU and AC wine producing areas and evaluate their impact on environment and wine quality (WP2); to identify buying motives and organic wine markets needs in order to address labelling provisions and communication strategies (WP 2); to develop innovative wine-making technologies fitting to the organic concept and improving organic wine quality with particular regard to sulphites reduction (WP3); to test on-farm innovative technologies in order to assess their practicability and acceptability (WP4); to develop a code of best organic wine-making practises and recommendations for the development of EU regulation 2092/91 and policy support measures for the organic wine sector through a participatory approach (WP5). The project partnership consists of 11 partners from 4 countries (I, F, D, CH), a SME and an European Organisation, covering different disciplines, stakeholder views and experiences. Through IFOAM EU Group additional countries will be involved (E, PT, GR, HU, BG).

Coordinator

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA (ITALIAN ASSOCIATION ON ORGANIC AGRICULTURE)

Address

Via Piave 14
Roma

Italy

Administrative Contact

Cristina MICHELONI (Ms.)

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L'AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE

France

FEDERAL ASSOCIATION OF ORGANIC WINE PRODUCERS

Germany

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU; RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

Switzerland

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN

France

STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE GEISENHEIM

Germany

UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

VINIDEA S.R.L.

Italy

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP

Sweden

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22769

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 690 102

  • EU contribution

    € 1 345 898

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA (ITALIAN ASSOCIATION ON ORGANIC AGRICULTURE)

Italy