International Congress on Grapevine and Wine Sciences

Conference invitation

In November 2018 and coinciding with the tenth anniversary of its creation, the Institute of Grapevine and Wine Sciences (ICVV) organizes an international congress in the heart of the Rioja DOC, that aims to serve as a platform for interrelating the most relevant researchers of the international sphere in Grapevine and Wine Sciences. The congress will dedicate sessions to vine protection, genetic diversity and breeding, production management, vine physiology, oenological microbiology, sensorial evaluation and oenological chemistry and technology.

In order to provide a multidisciplinary experience to the participants, the program will cover the main and most current research topics in this field, and all activities will be plenary. Registered people will have the opportunity to present the results of their recent research, in either oral or poster communication.

This scientific event is also open to professionals of the sector who want to catch up with the latest advances in grapevine and wine research. Simultaneous translation from English (official language of the congress) into Spanish will be available.

Furthermore, the social program and technical visits will allow our visitors to enjoy the gastronomy, the landscape and the culture of this region with winemaking vocation and tradition.

Register here


Confirmed speakers

Prof. Rodrigo P.P. Almeida    
Professor, Hildebrand-Laumeister Chair in Plant Pathology
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management    
University of California,
Berkeley. USA

Dr. Sylvie Dequin    
Department of Microbiology and the Food Chain    
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique    

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Töpfer    
Julius Kühn-Institut. Geilweilerhof    

Dr. Peter Winterhalter    
Institute of Food Chemistry    
Technische Universität Braunschweig    

Dr. Hernán Ojeda    
Unité Expérimentale de Pech-Rouge Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique    

Dr. José Miguel Martínez-Zapater    
Institute of Grapevine and Wine Sciences    
CSIC-Universidad de La Rioja-Gobierno de La Rioja    

Dr. Dominique Valentin
Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation
AgroSup, CNRS, INRA, Univ. Bourgogne    

Dr. Ignacio Nevares Domínguez
Associate Professor    
UVaMOX Group-Higher Tech. Col. of Agricultural Engineering
Universidad de Valladolid

Prof. Manuela Chaves
Plant Molecular Ecophysiology Laboratory (LEM) 
Instituto de Tecnología Química e Biológica
Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Local Organizing Committee

Ramon González

Purificación Fernández Zurbano

Teresa Garde Cerdán

David Gramaje

Ana Rosa Gutiérrez

Javier Ibáñez

Isabel López Alfaro

Ignacio Martín Rueda

José Luis Ramos Sáez de Ojer


Scientific Committee

David Gramaje, ICVV-Gobierno de la Rioja (SIV). Spain

Vicente Marco, Universidad de La Rioja. Spain

Jeremy Thompson, Cornell University. USA

Mónica Berbegal, Universitat Politècnica de València. Spain

Ester Marco, Institut Valencià d’Investigacions Agràries. Spain

José Miguel Martínez Zapater, ICVV-CSIC. Spain

Javier Ibáñez, ICVV-CSIC. Spain

Reinhard Töpfer, Julius Kühn-Institut. Germany

Maria Stella Grando, Centro Agricoltura Alimenti Ambiente. Italy

Enrique García Escudero, ICVV-Gobierno de La Rioja (SIV). Spain

Ignacio Martín Rueda, ICVV-Gobierno de La Rioja (SIV). Spain

Vicente Sotés, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain

Fernando Martínez de Toda, ICVV-Universidad de La Rioja. Spain

Jesús Yuste, Instituto Tecnológico Agrario de Castilla y León. Spain

Hernán Ojeda, INRA-Montpellier. France

Henar Prieto, Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas de Extremadura. Spain

Hipólito Medrano, Universidad de las Islas Baleares. Spain

Encarnación Núñez, Universidad de La Rioja. Spain

Inmaculada Pascual, Universidad de Navarra. Spain

Manuela Chaves, Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal

Ramón González, ICVV-CSIC. Spain

Isabel López, ICVV-Universidad de La Rioja. Spain

Ana Rosa Gutiérrez, ICVV-Universidad de La Rioja. Spain

Amparo Querol, Instituto de Agroquímicia y Tecnología de Alimentos-CSIC. Spain

Ana Mendes Ferreira, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Portugal

Sylvie Dequin, INRA-Montpellier. France

Albert Mas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Spain

Purificación Fernández Zurbano, ICVV-Universidad de La Rioja. Spain

Dominique Valentin, CSGA-AgroSup, CNRS, INRA, Univ. Bourgogne. France

Francisco José Pérez Elortondo, Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU. Spain

Pilar Sáenz Navajas, Universidad de Zaragoza. Spain

Teresa Garde, ICVV-CSIC. Spain

Begoña Bartolomé, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación-CSIC. Spain

Vicente Ferreira, Universidad de Zaragoza. Spain

Teresa Escribano, Universidad de Salamanca. Spain

Peter Winterhalter, Technische Universität Braunschweig. Germany

Rosario Salinas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Spain

María Victoria Moreno Arribas, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación-CSIC. Spain

Fernando Zamora, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Spain

Juana Martínez, ICVV-Gobierno de la Rioja (SIV). Spain

Ignacio Nevares, Universidad de Valladolid. Spain

María del Álamo, Universidad de Valladolid. Spain

Ana Puig, Institut Català de la Vinya y el Vi. Spain

Antonio Morata, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain

Esperanza Valdés, Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y tecnológicas de Extremadura. Spain


Important dates

Abstracts submission is open. Send your abstract
Abstracts submission deadline, June 8, 2018
Notification on abstract status. July 13, 2018
Early registration opens June 15, 2018
Early registration deadline, July 23, 2018   Extended deadline until July 31, 2018
ICGWS meeting, November 7-9, 2018

Meeting program

- Grapevine protection
- Grapevine genetics and genetic improvement
- Grapevine production
- Grapevine physiology
- Wine microbiology
- Wine sensory sciences
- Wine chemistry
- Wine technology

Preliminary program
Wednesday November 7th, 2018

8:30 Registration opens

9:00 Conference opening

10:00 Opening lecture: Rodrigo P.P. Almeida

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Session 1: Grapevine protection

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Poster session 1

16:00 Session 2: Wine microbiology, Sylvie Dequin

18:00 Coffee break

18:30 Session 3: Grapevine physiology, Manuela Chaves

Thursday November 8th, 2018

9:00 Session 4: Grapevine production, Hernán Ojeda

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Session 5: Wine technology, Ignacio Nevares

13:30 Lunch

15:30 Poster session 2

16:30 Session 6: Grapevine genetics, Reinhard Töpfer

18:15 Wine cellar visit

21:00 Official dinner

Friday November 9th, 2018

9:00 Session 7: Wine chemistry, Peter Winterhalter

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Session 8: Wine sensory sciences, Dominique Valentin

12:45 Closing session: José Miguel Martínez Zapater

13:30 Light lunch 

Abstract submission

The submission of abstracts is open.

Abstract submission will be carried out using the electronic platform only. Note that logging within the electronic platform is required prior to abstract submission.

All the abstracts sent to ICGWS2018 must follow the same pattern. The abstract must contain title, authors, affiliation and a summary max. of 300 words. Register Here  The maximum number of abstracts per registered author are TWO.

Here you can find the template that must be sent in WORD format through the electronic delivery system

You can modify your contribution at any time until June 8, 2018.

Notification on abstract status: July 13, 2018.

Remember that communications must be sent in English.

(Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish will be available in the sessions).


Pre-registration, without any economic cost, is mandatory to access to your personal area. From it you can perform the following operations:

• Make the registration

• Book accommodation

• Send communications

• Receive invoices

• Contact the Technical Secretariat

• Receive notifications

• Download certificates

Early registration will close on July 23, 2018. Extended Early Registration Deadline until 31st July


Register here                                                                       Extended                              Late Registration 
                                                                                              until July, 31 2018                      from August, 1  2018                               

Registration fees

NOTE: the student fee is applied to students who are studying a university degree, official master's degree, or university doctorate program.

To be able to benefit this fee it is essential that you attach your university registration through your personal area

Cancellation Policy Registration:

All cancellations must be electronically mailed to the Technical Secretary

The cancellations received before September, 7th 2018 will have a penalty of 15% for administration fees, after this date the penalty will be 100% of the expenses.








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Information for delegates
Traveling to Logroño

La Rioja

More information: La Rioja Turismo, official tourism website of La Rioja Government (see also Winetourism in La Rioja)


For more information: Logroño visitor's guide, website of Logroño city council 

Congress Venue

The Palacio de Congresos de la Rioja, better known as Riojaforum, is a building located in the northeastern part of Logroño in a few meters from the Ebro River. A forum where architecture, design, functionality, location and excellent communications are oriented to satisfy the needs of the attendances.


Getting to Riojaforum

Bus lines with stop in Riojaforum - Palacio de Congresos stop: lines 1, 4 and 5 (for more information see here)

Palacio de Congresos de La Rioja “Riojaforum”
Calle San Millán 25.
Logroño. 26004
T. (+34) 941 276 200



We are glad to invite your company or institution to collaborate in ICGWS meeting. The organization offers several options for sponsorship and exhibition during the congress.

Please, know that all supporters and exhibitors will benefit from three complimentary acknowledgments:

• Supporter’s logo with hyperlink on meeting website
• Acknowledgement on Supporters’ Board on-site
• Acknowledgement in the Supporters’ List in the Final Program

See Sponsorship Dossier

If you are interested please contact the Organizing Committee at: