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Approval of a new protected designation in the Netherlands

In the Official Journal of the EU C 315 of August 19, 2022, the EC notification 2022/C 315/06 on protected designation of origin (PDO) "Rivierenland" for wine, quality sparkling wine, semi-sparkling wine and wine from dried grapes was published.

Depending on the type of product, the minimum alcohol content is between 5 % and 12 % vol. Depending on the variety, the maximum yield per hectare is 40-60 hectoliters. The varieties are exclusively PIWI, of which there are 14 in total, most of which come from Germany and 4 from Switzerland. The white PIWI varieties are Cabernet blanc, Johanniter, Merzling, Muscaris, Sauvignac, Solaris, Souvignier gris and Villaris. The blue PIWI varieties are Cabaret noir, Cabernet Cantor, Cabernet Cortis, Monarch, Pinotin and Regent.

Official Journal of the EU C 315 of August 19, 2022; Jiří Sedlo

September 11, 2022|

Fête du Divico 2022 – 5th edition on August 26th and 27th, 2022

Every year at the Fête du Divico, experts from the Swiss wine industry, researchers and wine lovers meet to exchange ideas about the Divico grape variety.

The red grape variety Divico, bred by Agroscope and approved in 2013, is the first Swiss grape variety that has a high resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew as well as to gray rot and whose wine quality comes close to that of Gamaret.

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September 11, 2022|

Swedish viticulture with PIWI

In just over 20 years, Swedish viticulture has gone from being a hobby to a commercially recognized player with wines that win international prizes and reputation – thanks to the hardy PIWI grapes.

Sweden has around 50 commercial vineyards and nearly 200 hectare under vines. The main grape is Solaris – roughly 80% – followed by Rondo; both established PIWI varieties.

PIWI is a long-term sustainable solution not only for Sweden; even in established wine countries, they realize that climate change requires new ideas and an open mind.
The association PIWI International, founded in 1999 – incidentally, the same year that Sweden became an official wine country according to the EU – is a platform for the exchange of experience and discussions, which with joint forces and strength can market these wines. For Sweden, viticulture has become an experienced industry and business of the future that can create jobs in the countryside.
The PIWI International Wine Challenge has become an internationally recognized competition, where Swedish wines are starting to take off. We are now launching a local chapter for Sweden to promote our wines on a larger scale, and collaborate on home ground.
September 3, 2022|

piwi-boerse.de – the fastest way to new grape varieties!

The current sustainability debate has given the PIWI topic new impetus and increased demand for new varieties.
DLR-Rheinpfalz, together with the German Winegrowers' Association and PIWI Germany, developed the "piwi-boerse.de" platform as an experiment so that you, as a winegrower, can quickly and easily gain your own experience in growing new grape varieties (PIWIs). .

With the exchange you have the opportunity to buy (or sell) small quantities of wine grapes or must from new grape varieties and to try out and experiment with vinification.

The PIWI Exchange is initially scheduled for one year.

Contact:
DLR Rheinpfalz
dr Charlotte Hardt
Charlotte.Hardt@dlr.rlp.de

September 1, 2022|

PIWIs, sheep and alpine climate

In South Tyrol, winegrowers rely on resistant varieties - and they are successful

 

In  plant more and more   on. Even the big wineries are no longer spared the trend. About the experiences  and the  the  reports Roland Brunner.

"The  of the future”.  its growths exclusively from  be pressed. The future began at Hof Gandberg 30 years ago, when his father Rudolf decided to do it consistently  to work and with the planting of  avoid spraying of any kind. In organic farming, in  - especially in the last ten years - a lot has been achieved. In the production of Piwi wines, the  albeit still cautious overall.

Piwi pioneer Rudolf Niedermayr and his son Thomas

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August 22, 2022|

1st International conference SABB2022 in Ghent, Belgium

The first edition of the international conference on Sustainable Agriculture Biostimulants and Biopesticides will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Tuesday 20th September until 22nd Sep 2022.

The conference aims to bring together academicsindustryregulatory experts, and policy makers with an interest in plant biostimulants and biopesticides. The conference will focus on non-microbial biostimulant and biopesticide state of the art research. The main topics of the conference are novel biostimulants other biopesticides, progress in the mode of actionbioactive ingredientsplans stressimmune response. A workshop on the 22nd of September will give a forum to discuss the implementation, social issues, and agricultural policy around biostimulants and biopesticides. the 22ndnd There will be an opportunity to visit a 6000 square meter rooftop greenhouse research facility or the Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech research facility.

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August 15, 2022|

Viticulture needs new fungus-resistant and stress-tolerant grape varieties in order to be able to defy climate change

Press release Julius Kühn Institute number 13 from August 12th, 2022csm_PI2022-4_Bild3_LogoGBG2022-RGB_7648ab27c8

Vine breeders and geneticists from 23 countries exchanged ideas at the XIII. GBG symposium in the Palatinate.

(Siebeldingen) The Institute for Vine Breeding of the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), located on the Geilweilerhof in the Palatinate, had the honor of hosting the international symposium on vine breeding and genetics this summer (2022). The "XIII. Symposium for Grapevine Breeding and Genetics" took place from 10.-15. July in the Art Nouveau festival hall in Landau. 180 scientists from 23 countries in Europe and overseas came together to present and discuss current research results. The event takes place every four years at different locations around the world. The next host country after Germany is Croatia in 2026. The series of events was launched almost half a century ago by the vine growers at the Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen, who have been part of the Julius Kühn Institute since 2008.

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August 12, 2022|

PIWI competition in Austria: New / innovative grape varieties

Wines from all nine federal states

Graz, July 2022
In its fourth year, the Austrian PIWI wine competition "New / innovative grape varieties" again brought an increase in the number of participating companies and registered wines. For the first time, a high-ranking international jury was able to evaluate PIWI wines from all nine Austrian federal states.

The non-profit association "PIWI Austria" has now organized the wine competition "New / innovative grape varieties" for Austrian wines made from fungus-resistant grape varieties for the fourth time. 209 wines from 92 different companies were registered for the jury tasting on July 21st! From Lake Constance to Lake Neusiedl, wines from all Austrian provinces were represented. The largest domestic PIWI wine competition has meanwhile established itself as a fixed point in the wine year.

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July 27, 2022|

Approval of new PIWI varieties in Palatinate

In the Official Journal of the EU C 272 of July 15, 2022, the EC notification 2022/C 2272/05 was published on newly approved varieties for quality wine and wine with a predicate in the Palatinate wine-growing region. The maximum yield per hectare is set at 105 hectolitres. Of the more than 30 new varieties, almost ½ belong to PIWI varieties. The white PIWI varieties are Bronner, Cabernet blanc, Hibernal, Muscaris, Sauvitage, Souvignier gris and Villaris. The blue PIWI varieties are Baron, Cabernet Cantor, Cabertin, Calandro, Pinotin, Piroso and Reberger. In addition to the German varieties, there are also some Swiss varieties.

Previously it was already possible to choose from two dozen PIWI varieties such as Johanniter, Juwel, Orion, Phoenix, Prinzipal, Saphira, Sirius, Solaris, Staufer, Accent, Allegro, Bolero, Cabernet Carbon, Cabernet Carol, Cabernet Cortis, Prior, Regent and Rondo, i.e. exclusively from Germany, to win wine with a geographical designation of origin (PDO).

Official Journal of the EU C 272 of July 15, 2022, Jiří Sedlo

 

July 26, 2022|

Approval of new PIWI varieties in Rheinhessen

In the Official Journal of the EU C 265 of July 11, 2022, the EC notification 2022/C 265/08 was published on newly approved varieties for quality wine and wine with a predicate in the Rheinhessen wine-growing region. The maximum yield per hectare is set at 105 hectolitres. With a few exceptions, the more than 20 new varieties are PIWI varieties. The white PIWI varieties are Cabernet blanc, Calardis blanc, Felicia, Muscaris, Sauvitage, Souvignier gris and Villaris. The blue PIWI varieties are Accent, Allegro, Baron, Cabernet Cantor, Cabernet Carol, Cabertin, Calandro, Pinotin, Piroso and Reberger. In addition to the German varieties, there are also some Swiss varieties.

Previously it was already possible to choose from two dozen PIWI varieties such as Bronner, Helios, Hibernal, Johanniter, Juwel, Merzling, Phoenix, Prinzipal, Saphira, Sirius, Solaris, Staufer, Bolero, Cabernet Carbon, Cabernet Cortis, Monarch, Prior, Regent , Rondo and Rotberger, i.e. exclusively from Germany, to win wine with a geographical designation of origin PDO.

Official Journal of the EU C 265 of July 11, 2022, Jiří Sedlo

July 22, 2022|

"Pioneering Wines (PIWIs) - Innovation and Tradition"

This was the motto of the 13th International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics, held from July 10-17 in the Art Nouveau Hall in Landau, Germany, where renowned breeding researchers and those involved in breeding and refining met.

The event was held under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the International Organization of Vine and Wine, OIV for short. The dedicated team of the Julis Kühn Institute organized a varied and exciting program of lectures, discussions and excursions, which of course included the gala dinner on Thursday evening.

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July 21, 2022|

Many milestones have been reached - the VITIFTI joint project has now been running for almost three years.

VITIFIT – Status quo in the third year of the project

The joint project VITIFTI has now been running for almost three years. The focus is on the pathogen of downy mildew, Plasmopara viticola. In the Freilandsaion 202, more demo wineries are to be integrated. The review of innovative approaches to copper minimization is one of the core elements of the VITIFIT project. Prof. Dr. Beate Berkelmann-Löhnertz and Dipl-Ing. Stefan Klarner, Hochschule Geisenheim University, show the current project status.

… PIWIs in focus 

The use of PIWIs in organic viticulture practice will be the most effective way of reducing copper applications in the future, because the number of treatments can be reduced to three to four with PIWIs. So, growing PIWIs offers great potential for copper minimization...

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Source: THE GERMAN WINE MAGAZINE 18.6.2022

June 23, 2022|
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