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.
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.
Swiss wines need to stand out for their excellent quality and added value compared to industrial or imported products. Oenological and analytical research is being conducted to reveal wine expression and terroir and to guarantee stability whilst reducing the use of sulphites.