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29 Sep 2016
Wine Observatory on Sustainability at the FIVS Meeting in Ottawa
The annual meeting of the Internation Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Ottawa ...
03 Nov 2015
Sensory analysis: sustainable viticulture as tribute to the wine quality
For the 2015 edition of SIMEI - International Enological and Bottling Equipment Exhibition – the W...
01 Nov 2015
WINERY 2015: 7th IWA Specialized Conference on Sustainable Viticulture, Winery Wastes & Agri-industrial Wastewater Management
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 7th IWA Specialized Confe...
02 Oct 2015
First International Symposium on the Valorization of Wine-making By-products for the Food Sector
The main topic of the conference will be the discussion of possible uses of wine-making residues for...

Resource Center

19 Apr 2016
Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles
Developed by FIVS, the Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles (GWPESP) provide a framework to promote a coordinated, efficient and results-driven approach for the international
18 Apr 2016
Wine Sustainability. Past, Present, Future. Sensory characterization of wines as an integral dimension of sustainability
In the 2015 edition of the SIMEI congress it was decided to focus on the matter of sustainability from two different but complementary points of view: the socio-economic and environmental sustainabili
01 Oct 2014
First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing - towards EXPO Milano 2015
The First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing is the result of a complex journey that has involved 37 experts on the topic of sustainable wine from the technical and scientific community, united by this
15 Apr 2014
From Environmental to Sustainability Programs: A Review of Sustainability Initiatives in the Italian Wine Sector
The Italian wine industry is strongly committed to sustainability: the stakeholders’ interest for the topic is constantly growing and a wide number of sustainability programs have been launched in r

What we do

Consultation, coordination and collaboration are essential to achieve sustainability

The Wine Observatory on Sustainability (WOS) is a project aiming to share and coordinate experiences, tools and best practices in the field of sustainable vitiviniculture.

Through the use of sharing tools and the promotion of concrete initiatives, the Observatory aims to facilitate the spread of sustainability practices and, at the same time, to promote a coherent and coordinate approach that can facilitate the birth of useful collaborations and tangible synergies.

This idea came from the International Congress “Sustainable Viticulture and Wine Production” (12-13 November 2013, Milan). One of the main outcomes was to consider stakeholders’ consultation, coordination and collaboration as essential to achieve sustainability.

Sharing existing knowledge and disseminating new technical solutions, indeed, are necessary to ensure that all the players can have the tools to improve the environmental, economic and social sustainability of wine production.

What we do

The main objectives of WOS are:

  • To create an international network, involving actors and main organizations working on sustainable vitiviniculture all over the world
  • To promote useful synergies and share experiences, programs and initiatives on sustainability in wine sector
  • To promote a dynamic environment, where web users are actively involved

In order to achieve these objectives, WOS has been conceived and developed to be:

  • Scientific consistent: all the contents are submitted under the Scientific Secretariat validation process
    Open: WOS is open and encourages broad participation and collaborations.
    Dynamic: users can actively participate in activities and discussions

Would you like to know more about WOS? Click here to see a Presentation of WOS platform.