In a highly competitive market, to achieve high-quality wines, measuring and monitoring vine hydric stress and the grape ripening process with simple, rapid and cost-effective techniques will allow the winemaker to control irrigation in the latest steps of grape maturation, and plan the harvest at the optimum time, therefore, optimizing wine quality at the end of the wine value chain.

The i-Grape project is developing new technologies based on optical sensing to monitor grape maturation and vine water status.

In the final stage of the project, different scientists and industry representatives will discuss the present and the future of Precision Viticulture and showcase the outputs of the i-Grape project. This international event is powered by contributions from the different latitudes of the world of wine.

The i-Grape final workshop was held in a hybrid format at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga (Portugal) on July 18th, 2022. The sessions were open to the public.

List of confirmed speakers/industry representatives:

  • Antonello Bonfante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) -ISAFOM (Italy)

  • Markus Rienth, University of Sciences and Art Western Switzerland Changins (Switzerland)

  • Stanley Best, CIGR (Chile)

  • Cecile Laurent, Fruition Sciences (France)

  • Roberta Beber, MASI (Italy)

  • Maurizio Bogoni, Ruffino (Italy)

  • João Pedro Conde, INESC-MN (Portugal)

  • Justine E. Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University (USA)

  • Rui Martins: Metbots, INESC-TEC (Portugal)


Check the photos of the event!

July 18th – INL

Visit to “Quinta do Seixo”

Watch the sessions here

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3