Where do the "new varieties" come from?
PIWI Wines are already widespread in German winegrowing regions such as Rheinhessen, Franconia and Palatinate. But they also are becoming increasingly popular in other winegrowing countries like Poland and Denmark.
Cultivating these new robust and innovative varieties is a long-term project through generations. Even today, vines are not cultivated in the laboratory, but in the vineyard without genetic engineering.
For many years, the Freiburg State Institute of Viticulture has been focusing on the cultivation of new fungus-resistant grape varieties. The State Institute of Viticulture is looking for interested companies who are willing to take part in the experiment and plant such vines in their vineyards.
PIWI International supports the Exchange of experience between winegrowers and breeders and stimulates the dialogue about the "new grape varieties".
Fungus-resistant grape varieties should complement traditional varieties such as Riesling and Pinot Noir.