What is ICVV / Objectives


The Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (Institute of Grapevine and Wine Sciences) (ICVV) is a Research Center devoted to scientific investigation on Viticulture and Oenology. The Institute was created by a join agreement of the Government of La Rioja (by means of the Regional Agricultural Ministry), the Spanish National Research Council and the University of La Rioja.

The ICVV has the goal of generating new knowledge and technologies in Viticulture and Oenology, which can be the base for technological development and innovation within the grape and wine productive sector, an economic sector that is inherent to the Spanish agriculture and culture.

The ICVV promotes transfer of scientific and technological results to the society, aiming that its research activity ends in practical applications and contributes to the development of the sector.

The ICVV also supports the university education focused on viticulture and oenology, especially at post-graduate stages.

The Institute is integrated in the European research environment and aims to become a reference center for grapevine and wine research and development.

Here you can see the report on the ICVV that the RTVE Lab24 program issued on 01/17/2017:

To generate knowledge on the basic biological and physical-chemical processes which are responsible for the different quality parameters of grapes and wine.
To develop environmentally-friendly farming procedures contributing to the maintenance of the viticultural agro-system.
To analyze wine and its production process from the basis of its contribution to health and food safety.
To develop new processes, products and innovation technologies to generate quality, safe and healthy wines, which are competitive in the international market.
To enhance sector competitiveness through the transfer of technology and research results.
To support the university education in viticulture and oenology, especially at post-graduate levels (Master and PhD levels).
To generate a critical mass of experienced researchers investigators and qualified technicians in different research fields.