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The French Wine and Vine Institute

The French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV) is the French research center specialized in vine and wine. Its missions are to conduct studies of general interest for the whole French wine industry.

IFV’s activities

French Wine and Vine Institute’s activities are focused in 3 main sectors:
• selection of grape plant material,
• vineyard management,
• wine making and markets.

IFV’s means

The French Vine and Wine Institute offers a wide range of professional competences covering all the skills needed for wine production. 140 scientists and engineers work on multidisciplinary subjects in relation to vine production and wine quality : ampelography, agronomic studies, vine diseases, oenology, microbiology, processes, circular economy, mechanisation etc. Laboratories are officially recognized for agronomy and oenology trials or studies.
IFV conducts its research on its experimental sites established in all the French wine regions: Bordeaux, Champagne, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Alsace, Loire Valley, Rhône Valley, Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon, South-West, Cognac and Armagnac.

IFV’s missions

IFV is the national viticultural Research and Development Organization. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture as the agricultural technical Institute for the French wine industry, IFV has a role of interface between professionals and research teams, and transfers research results to the wine industry.

Main qualities of the French Wine and Vine Institute are :

• a range of professional competences covering all the skills needed for the production of wines,
• a network established in the main French wine regions,
• multidisciplinary teams with means of experimentation,
• board members representing all professionals of the wine industry,
• an interface between professionals and research teams,
• a capacity to innovate, to transpose and to highlight research results.

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Head office contact

Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin
Domaine de l'Espiguette
30240 Le Grau du Roi

Phone : +33 (0)4.66.80.00.20
Email : institut@vignevin.com



 
 
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