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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

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 the members of the Steering Committee:

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.

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

Chiara Corbo
Elena Cavagna


The Technical support

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