Head of Research Group



Research Projectsétale-vigne

Varietal Selection and Development for Sustainable Viticulture

Agroscope safeguards the biodiversity of traditional and indigenous Swiss grape varieties, selects the most promising clones for viticulture, and ensures the distribution of the plants through the certification channel. The creation of new high-quality varieties that are resistant to vine diseases contributes to a drastic reduction in the use of plant-protection products in viticulture.


Developing Cultivation Techniques to Produce High-Quality, Balanced and Sustainable Wines

Reducing inputs and conserving natural resources are major challenges for a sus-tainable, environmentally friendly and economically viable viticulture sector. In order to achieve the maximum potential of the Swiss wine-producing regions, Agroscope develops cultivation techniques and farming systems that ensure the best possible match between soil, climate and grape variety.