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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

V.I.V.A. Sustainability and Culture

Short description:

VIVA Sustainability and Culture is the project of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea promoting sustainability in the wine sector since 2011. The purpose is to create a production model that respects environment and promotes Italian territories and wine culture, in order to protect Italian wines quality and provide fair and transparent information on the international market.

VIVA aims to improve the sustainability performances in vineyards and wine production through the analysis of four indicators: AIR, WATER, VINEYARD and TERRITORY.
The pilot phase, involving a number of major Italian wineries and completed in 2014, was conducted with the scientific collaboration of OPERA, the Research Centre for Sustainable Agriculture of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Agroinnova, the Centre of Competence of the University of Torino. It led to the definition of technical specifications to evaluate the sustainability in wine production, that now serve as a reference for companies who want to achieve the validation foreseen by the project. From June 2014 onwards, all national wineries can join the VIVA project.

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Kind of Tool:
- Protocol
- Guidelines
- Certification
- Indicators

Authorities developing the tool:
Opera Research Center
Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Biomass Research Centre

Farm demo implementing the tool:
Cantina di Vicobarone
Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
F.lli Gancia & Co
Marchesi Antinori
Masi Agricola
Michele Chiarlo
Principi di Porcía
Tasca D'Almerita
Cantina di Vicobarone
Principi di Porcìa
Azienda Agricola La Cedraia
Guido Berlucchi & C.
Perla del Garda
La Gioiosa
Arnaldo Caprai soc. agricola
Cantine Riunite & CIV
Cantina Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano

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