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7th International Congress on Mountain and Steep Slopes Viticulture

12 - 14 of May 2022 - Vila Real (Douro - Portugal)

The 7th International Congress on Mountain and Steep Slope Viticulture was held from 12 to 14 May 2021, with more than 100 participants from 11 countries, and 76 scientific papers presented by oral and poster communications. The Congress was organised by the Cervim, the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro - of Vila Real; the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro (ADVID); the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto, and the Association of Oenology and Viticulture Students of the same University.

Roberto Gaudio, from the Cervim Board of Directors, was also present at the event in Portugal: 'An important appointment for international heroic viticulture,'Gaudio emphasised, right on the 35th anniversary of the birth of Cervim. We talked about extreme viticulture, highlighting how it is possible to achieve economic and environmental sustainability from a cultural landscape. The topic of sustainability is as central and topical as ever even, and especially, in difficult contexts such as those of heroic viticulture'.

There were four sessions in which experts, lecturers and heroic vine-growers discussed. Maintaining sustainability and the landscape in steep-slope vineyards; Mountain and steep-slope vineyards: agronomic practices through new technologies; Quality factors for 'wines'; Mountain and steep-slope vineyards: people, history, economy and culture.

"The researchers present,"Gaudio added, provided technical-scientific elements not only for the resolution of problems connected with the creation and management of vineyards in extreme contexts, but also distinctive elements in support of the petitions that will be presented both at a European level and at the level of various states in order to also obtain specific recognitions."

At the end of the scientific sessions, interesting technical visits took place in the beautiful Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the world and a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Below you can download the book of abstracts