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Viticultural institutions

Institutions, associations, societies, committees, authorities, research institutes, schools and universities that perform advisory, research, organisational, controlling, certifying, publishing or educational tasks in connection with viticulture. Many of them are internationally active; the most important are (in brackets the purpose or the main tasks of the institution, in each case to the right the country of the head office):



  • BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) - USA
  • Bio Austria (umbrella organisation of organic wine associations) - Austria
  • Biodiversity & Wine Initiative - see under Sustainable Wine South Africa
  • BKI (Federal Winery Inspectorate) - Austria
  • BÖLW (umbrella organisation of organic farming associations) - Germany
  • Brock University (Chair of Enology) - Canada
  • BIVB - Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne - France
  • Changins (Viticultural Institute) - Switzerland
  • Charles Sturt University (Institute of Viticulture and Enology) - Australia
  • Cité du Vin (Wine Museum and Theme Park) - France
  • CIVC (Champagne Winegrowers' Interest Group) - France
  • Conegliano (Viticultural Institute) - Italy
  • Cornell University (viticultural research) - USA
  • CPVO (International Plant Variety Protection Office) - France
  • CSIRO (scientific and industrial research) - Australia

German Wine Academy to Free Winegrowers South Tyrol

  • German Wine Academy (training, research, information) - Germany
  • DLG (German Agricultural Society) - Germany
  • Domaine de Vassal (grape variety collection) - France
  • DWF (German Wine Fund) - Germany
  • DWI (German Wine Institute) - Germany
  • DWV (German Winegrowers' Association) - Germany
  • ECOCERT (international organisation for organic certification) - Switzerland
  • ECOVIN - Germany's and also the world's largest organic winegrowing association
  • EVENA (Research Institute of Viticulture and Enology) - Spain
  • FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) - Italy
  • FIJEV (Fed. Intern. des Journ. et Ecrivains des Vins et Spiritueux) - France
  • Foundation Plant Services (Plant Material Breeding) - California
  • Freiburg (Viticulture Institute) - Germany
  • Free Winegrowers South Tyrol - South Tyrol/Italy

Geilweilerhof to IGGP


  • INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) - France
  • INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) - France
  • INRAE (Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement) - France
  • International Wine Institute (professional school for sommeliers) - Germany
  • International Wine Investment Fund - Australia
  • ISVV (Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin) - France
  • IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto) - Portugal
  • IWCA (International Wineries for Climate Action) - international
  • Julius Kühn-Institut (Research Institute for Cultivated Plants) - Germany
  • Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut - Austria
  • KWV (Kooperatiewe Wijnbowers Vereniging van Zuid Afrika) - South Africa




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