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02 Feb 2018
Sustainable Winegrowing Summit, Valpolicella Verona, Italy
Olga Bussinello, the Director of Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella:"Excellence in vineyards is the ...
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...

Resource Center

30 Jan 2017
WOS - WINE OBSERVATORY SUSTAINABILITY Building the stakeholder platform to foster sustainability in the wine sector

The Wine Observatory Sustainability (WOS) is an international no-profit platform aiming to foster sustainability in the wine sector, collecting and coordinating existing experience

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

Who we are

The Wine Observatory on Sustainability is a no-profit initiative dedicated to the sharing and coordination of sustainability practices in the wine sector.

We bring together wine growers, wineries, business sector, public institutions, research centres and universities, trade associations and consumers to drive a sustainable approach to wine production and consumption.

WOS is promoted by:

Unione Italiana Vini
Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
OPERA Research Center


The Advisory & Technical Working Group suggests and develops issues related to WOS activities and promote joint work on specific topics. It is guided by the Steering Committee and FIVS:

Ettore Capri - President

Beatrice La Porta - Secretary General
Maria dei Svaldi - Director

WOS welcomes and encourages broad participation and involvement of key partners and technical experts from trade associations, public sector, academic institutions, research centres, companies.


The Scientific Secretariat ensures the coordination and implementation of WOS activities.

Contact points

Maria dei Svaldi
Mob. +39.3881632930

The Technical support

The practical development as well as the technical maintenance of the WOS web platform is guaranteed by Apogee