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Wine-growing institutions

Training facilities, cooperatives, committees, authorities, research institutes, institutions, organisations, universities, associations and societies that perform advisory, research, organising, controlling, certifying, publicising or training tasks in connection with viticulture. Many of these are internationally active; the most important are (purpose and main tasks in brackets, country of headquarters on the right):

Weinbau-Institutsionen - 6 Logos



  • BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) - USA
  • Bio Austria (umbrella organisation of organic associations) - Austria
  • Biodiversity & Wine Initiative - see under Sustainable Wine South Africa
  • BKI (Federal Winery Inspectorate) - Austria
  • BÖLW (umbrella organisation for organic associations) - Germany
  • Brock University (Department of Oenology) - Canada
  • BIVB - Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne - France
  • Changins (Institute of Viticulture) - Switzerland
  • Charles Sturt University (Institute of Viticulture and Oenology) - Australia
  • Cité du Vin (wine museum and leisure park) - France
  • CIVC (Champagne Winegrowers' Interest Group) - France
  • Conegliano (viticultural institute) - Italy
  • Cornell University (viticultural research) - USA
  • CPVO (International Plant Variety 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 - German and also the world's largest organic winegrowers' association
  • EVENA (Research Institute of Viticulture and Oenology) - 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 (Institute of Viticulture) - Germany
  • Free Winegrowers South Tyrol - South Tyrol/Italy

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  • ICEA (international organisation for organic certification) - Italy
  • IFV (Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin) - France
  • IGGP (grapevine research with a focus on the genome) - international
  • 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 (specialised school for sommeliers) - Germany
  • International Wine Investment Fund - Australia
  • ISO standards (International Organisation for Standardisation) - international
  • 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 Institute until ÖWM



Further information

See also under largest wine companies in the world, winegrowing education and wine events.

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