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AGROVINA press report

Agrovina 2022 - the balance sheet is mixed

After the leading Swiss trade fair for fruit and wine growing, which takes place every two years, was postponed from January to April due to the corona virus, a drop in visitors and exhibitors had to be expected. Now the fair took place from April 5th to 7th. We look back.

Agrovina in Martigny (VS) opened its doors for the 14th time. According to the organizers, around 12,500 visitors visited the 150 exhibitors at this year's Agrovina. If you look at the numbers, you have to speak of a significant decline: minus 4500 visitors, around 70 fewer exhibitor companies than in 2020. However, this trend was expected in advance, as after the announcement of the postponement, some well-known companies suspended their participation and April for many wine and fruit producers are already busy again. Nevertheless, it was a welcome opportunity for the companies involved to overcome the two-year corona lethargy and get back in physical contact with customers. As several operators unanimously believe, this was necessary in view of the uncertain price development in many areas.

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Source: Obst- und Weinbau - Die Rote - Switzerland

April 28, 2022|

Joint Resolution on the Viticulture Conference. Future. Danube region: future of organic viticulture - chances and risks

Source: International DWV Congress April 13, 2022

Background – strong downy mildew infections in viticulture in many European countries Due to climate change, viticulture in various European countries is increasingly being confronted with extreme weather events and weather conditions that have been stable over a long period of time. The consequences are, on the one hand, more or less long phases of drought (cf. vintage 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and on the other hand - as last year, last year led to the fact that primarily in wine-growing regions of Central and Southern Europe - long phases of heavy precipitation and long-lasting moisture.

April 15, 2022|


Source: German Viticulture Association

April 13, 2022

Germany demands 30 percent organic viticulture, 25 percent organic viticulture demands the EU - Is that realistic with the current circumstances, or as DWV Vice President Thomas roll as moderator the panel discussion in the frame the meeting »Future.Viticulture.Danube Region: Future of Organic Viticulture – Opportunities and Risks« formulated: "Have weather the right tool box, around the organic viticulture future proof to do?" One exciting question, With the itself the profession, which politics and science deal with intensively.



April 15, 2022|

Press release on the Slow Food fair "Market of Good Taste"

Enjoying wine with a clear conscience

Sustainable wines at the Slow Food Fair "Market of Good Taste" in Stuttgart

"Good-clean-fair” is the central motto and the requirement that Slow Food places on food and its production. At the "Market of Good Taste" from 21.-24. April 2022 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center this year, the term "sustainability" will be added to wine.

dr Nina Wolff, Chairwoman of Slow Food Germany eV: “Slow Food Germany was founded 30 years ago. It is time that we sensitize our visitors to sustainably produced wines. Because viticulture has to make its contribution to climate protection and species protection and reduce plant protection. Fungus-resistant grape varieties have a key function here. We want consumers to get acquainted with these high-quality wines and break down reservations.”

Visitors can embark on a taste experience (for most of them completely new). The German regional group of PIWI International is presenting more than 30 wines from resistant grape varieties in Hall 4 at Stand D100.


April 15, 2022|

Benefit from the PIWI boom - podcast from the art of selling wine with Alexander Morandell

In diesem Interview spricht Diego mit dem derzeitigen Präsidenten von PIWI International und Rebveredler Alexander Morandell über das Vermarktungspotenzial der neuen Rebsorten und ihre ökonomischen und gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen auf den Weinbau.

April 2, 2022|

PIWI Germany receives sustainability award

Sustainability Award
Fungus-resistant grape varieties excellent
Sustainability award to PIWI Deutschland eV
The 2022 sustainability prize is awarded to the PIWI Deutschland eV association in the viticulture category. When making its decision, the jury of experts from research, consulting and practice examined the applications for their ecological, social and economic contribution to sustainability. Every year, the award goes to products, developments and services that support winegrowers in their sustainable management. The competition is organized by the Association of Former Oppenheimer Fachschulen (VEO), the Service Center for Rural Areas Rheinhessen-Nahe-Hunsrück (Oppenheim) and Rheinhessenwein eV (Alzey).

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April 2, 2022|

The best PIWI in Austria –

Souvignier Gris zählt zu den großen Hoffnungen unter den PIWI-Sorten. © ÖWM / WSNA

Einst sensorisch wenig überzeugende Notlösung im Kampf gegen Pilzkrankheiten und die Reblaus, wurden pilzwiderstandsfähige Rebsorten mit enormem Aufwand weiterentwickelt. Das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen, beweist die große Vinaria PIWI-Verkostung.

Die mit knapp siebzig Weinen bestückte Vinaria Verkostung österreichischer Vertreter aus pilzwiderstandsfähigen Sorten bot eine gute Übersicht über die Vielfalt innerhalb dieser Weinkategorie. Es gab einige sehr gute bis ausgezeichnete, dazu eine beachtliche Anzahl an guten bis sehr guten Weinen. Oft war die Jury vom Bukett eines bestimmten Weins angetan, vom Gaumenauftritt dann jedoch enttäuscht. Gerade feine Fruchtnoten aus der Nase landeten selten in ähnlicher Form auf dem Gaumen. Teils mischten sich auch als pflanzliche oder blättrige Noten in das allzu zarte Fruchtspiel ein. Auf dem Gaumen ging es teilweise ein wenig rustikal zu, wofür bei einigen Weinen eine allzu prominente Gerbstoffbegleitung zumindest mitverantwortlich war. Punkto Tiefgang und vor allem Länge besteht bei etlichen Weinen Aufholbedarf.


Quelle:  VINARIA – Heft 1/22

April 2, 2022|

Premium Johanniter in a mini edition - Nicola Biasi from Trentino

It is probably the most expensive wine made from fungus-resistant grape varieties in the world. A bottle of Nicola Biasi's Vin de la Neu costs over €100.
that of the 0.1 hectares in Trentino is rare.

There are apple trees in the Val di Non in Trentino. A lot of apple trees. Nicola Biasi only grows Johanniter on just 0.1 ha at 832 meters above sea level. He fills between 300 and 500 bottles every year. Biasi has been cultivating the PIWIs since 2012. The first harvest of Vin de la Neu was brought in on October 12th, 2013. With his Johanniter, Nicola Biasi proves that top-quality wines can also be made from PIWI grape varieties.

Source: Adriana Cartolano - Wine + Market

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March 28, 2022|

PIWI's of our neighbors: Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland

March 15, 2022|


The first Sana Slow Wine Fair, the international fair for good, clean and fair wine and the first international meeting of the Slow Wine Coalition, will take place in Bologna from Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29th March 2022. The event, organized by the BolognaFiere exhibition center under the artistic direction of Slow Food in collaboration with the FederBio association, was originally scheduled for the end of February: the postponement is intended to ensure that it runs safely and facilitate the participation of national and international professionals in the sector who show great interest in this new event. Winegrowers from all over Italy and abroad come to Bologna: Albania, Argentina, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Germany, France, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the USA. A journey around the world with great wines that follow the principles of the Slow Wine Coalition and are inspired by the Slow Food Manifesto for good, clean and fair wine: environmental sustainability, protection of the landscape and the cultural and social role of wineries in their respective regions .

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March 14, 2022|

PIWI Lombardia annuncia il PIWI LOMBARDIA ITALIAN TOUR 2022

PIWI Lombardy announces the PIWI LOMBARDIA ITALIAN TOUR 2022
6th-16th May 2022

Cenate Sopra, March 10, 2022 - PIWI Lombardia, the association of Lombardy producers using resistant grape varieties (PIWI), is pleased to announce the first tour in some of the most important Italian cities to present their wines and some gastronomic delights of the Lombardy region .

PIWI stands for "fungus-resistant vines". These varieties are also known as "super organic" because they allow the highest quality wines to be produced without harming the environment. They allow viticulture that is essentially free of fungicides, thus protecting the people who work in the vineyards, the soil and the end users.

PIWI Lombardy is the only PIWI regional association in the world that has an ecological basis.

The tour consists of seven stations in the cities of Bergamo, Pisa, Florence, Naples, Rome, Modena and Milan, where the same number of personal tastings take place.


March 12, 2022|

New grape varieties are planted due to climate change – GERŠTMAJEROVI VINOGRADI Croatia

Climate change, rising raw material prices, but also the desire to expand the assortment are the main reasons why, probably in the spring of next year, the vineyards of the famous Baranja wine family Gerštmajer will be enriched with some new grape varieties. However, the Graševina will continue to dominate in their vineyards, and the current eight grape varieties will be expanded with two or three new ones. – At the moment we have 13 hectares of vineyards, but some of them are 80 years old. We have already cleared about three hectares, we will do the same with a certain area, so we will get ten hectares of young vineyards, which will contain some new grape varieties – says Ivan Gerštmajer Zelember.

Gerstmaijer Croatia(Photo: IVICA GETTO)


March 11, 2022|
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