11.04.2022: Conference on Viti-Viniculture (substainability & climate change)

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Price: 29,00 € (for the whole Monday)

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"Dimensions of sustainability in the wine sector and practical experiences“ – Part 1

Subject Opening plenary
Date 11-04-22 Time 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll, Hochschule Geisenheim University

Sustainable Land Use and Social-Ecological Transformation for the Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Prof. Dr. Josef Settele, Head of the Department of Conservation Biology & Social-Ecological Systems, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, member of the German Government's Council of Experts on the Environment

His main research interests are embedded in analyses of land use systems - both in terms of agricultural production and biodiversity conservation. To him insects in particular are of outstanding importance in the ecosystem.


Prospects on Innovations in new grapevine varieties dealing with global warming and fungal diseases

Professeur Émérite Dr. Etienne Montaigne, L'Institut Agro Montpellier, France


Sustainability in the Australian wine industry – measurement, strategies and communication

Dr. Mardi Longbottom, Manager – Sustainability and Viticulture, The Australian Wine Research Institute, Australia

A national programme takes a holistic approach to managing, supporting and promoting sustainability, offering grape growers and wineries the opportunity to demonstrate and continuously improve their sustainability in the vineyard and winery in relation to the environmental, social and economic aspects of their operations. The programme is aligned with global best practice and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with progress reviewed annually.


"Dimensions of sustainability in the wine sector and practical experiences" – Part 2

Subject Opening plenary
Date 11-04-22 Time 02:15 pm to 03:15 pm

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll, Hochschule Geisenheim University

Cultivation acceptance: breeding from Germany's perspective

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Töpfer, Julius Kühn-Institut


Twenty years of experience with new grape varieties in the Netherlands

Ing. Simon Crone, Rug en Rijn - R&R Support BV, Netherlands


Consumers' acceptance of PIWI grape varieties

Prof. Dr. Gergely Szolnoki, Hochschule Geisenheim University


Zero Infinito – Pure Sutainable from vineyard to bottle – an international success story

Mario Pojer, Faedo (TN), Italy


"Climate risks and sustainable options for action in viticulture, oenology & economics"

Subject Joint-Session
Date 11-04-22 Time 03:30 pm to 05:15 pm

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz, Hochschule Geisenheim University

Climate change and extremes: from water to wine

Prof. Dr. Dieter Gerten, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. (PIK)


The International Coalition on wine and sustainability – Sustainable Wine Roundtable

Richard Bampfield, Master of Wine, United Kingdom


Do viticultural management systems (organic, biodynamic, conventional) differ in climate resilience and mitigation potential?

Dr. Johanna Döring, Hochschule Geisenheim University


Oenological risks in a changing climate

Prof. Dr. Markus Herderich, Australian Wine Research Institute, Australia


European Consumer Preference for different styles of wine made from Fungus Resistant Grape Varieties (PiWi)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fischer, Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum (DLR) Rheinpfalz


“True value“ – how to capture and evaluate the hidden benefits and services of Agriculture

Christian Hiß, Regionalwert AG Freiburg


With financial support of 

  • Ministerium für Ernährung, Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Württemberg
  • Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten
  • Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
  • Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg (event „Viticulture.Future.Danube Region.")