The European Union (EU) has awarded a grant to allow 39 grape and wine researchers to participate in an international researcher exchange programme.

The researchers are from the EU and the over €874,000 grant follows the submission of a joint funding application by 13 partner organisations.

The entities are from across the EU and the New World and are all Oenoviti International network members.

Oenoviti International develops and extends the oenology and viticulture field with academics, research centres and industrial partners. University of Bordeaux – Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin coordinates the community.

The University of Bordeaux – Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin programme coordinator professor Pierre-Louis Teissedre said: “The success of this funding application demonstrates the strength of international research networks such as Oenoviti International. When grape and wine scientists from around the world work together and share their expertise and knowledge, there are positive outcomes for all wine-producing countries.”

From this year until 2023, placements will be provided for the researchers to work at EU industry organisations or in New World wine-producing companies’ research institutions.

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Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) managing director Dr Dan Johnson said: “The AWRI is delighted to be part of this successful bid. Around 11 EU researchers from France, Portugal and Spain are expected to spend time at the AWRI in Adelaide, Australia as part of this international exchange programme. AWRI scientists look forward to sharing their knowledge and learning from the high calibre visiting researchers.”