"Extreme viticulture: from a cultural
landscape to an economic and environmental sustainability"

14 16, MAY 2020

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on mountain wine landscapes, people and wine

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"Due to the threat of the Coronavirus The organizing committee decided to postpone the congress for May 2021. All the deadline will be revised and presented in the site of the congress.".


The 7th International Congress of Mountain and Steep Slopes Viticulture will be, in 2020, the most important opportunity to disseminate and update scientific and technical innovations of viticulture and oenology from Mountain regions.

An initiative of the CERVIM - Center for Research, Environmental Sustainability and Advancement of Mountain Viticulture, on the patronage of the OIV - International Organization of Vine and Wine, and organized by the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID) and Faculdade Ciências da UP, the Congress will include an extensive Scientific program, Sessions and technical visits, Photographic exhibition, Roundtables and an interesting Social program.

Port wine, produced in the world's oldest wine demarcated and controlled region, and the Alto Douro wine region, an UNESCO World Heritage site, give you the warmest welcome!

Conferences and technical sessions

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Vila Real, Portugal.

Technical visits

Alto Douro wine Region, Portugal.

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and the support of the Associação Nacional de Enologia e Viticultura and the Associação Portuguesa de Estudantes de Agronomia.

Scientific Sessions

Theme 1

Maintaining sustainability and landscape in steep slope Vineyards

Theme 2

Mountain and steep slope Vineyards: agronomic practices thru new technologies

Theme 3

Quality factors for "wines"

Theme 4

Mountain and steep slope Vineyards: people, history, economics and culture

Technical Sessions

Case study 1

Prevention and control of hail damages

Case study 2

Use of drones on Mountain and steep slope Vineyards

Case study 3

The Portuguese program for selection and certification of clones varieties

Case study 4

New markets for heroic wines


Abstracts should be submitted in the English language in accordance with the following schedule:

Pre-registration      |
from MAY to December 2019

Submission(a) of abstracts      |
8th DECEMBER 2019

Notification of acceptance      |
30th JANUARY 2020

delivery of articles      |
15th MARCH 2020

submission final version      |
15th April 2020

Open for registrations(a)      |


Final data for registrations      |
1st April 2020

(a) "on line" on this site
(b) "on line" on this site



Registration fee

Types of registration Regular Student Accompanying persons
Full access to all congress sessions and technical sessions: X X
Access to the Master class on Port Wine (day 13th) with Porto wine tast x x x
Material pack (including certificate);  x x
Technical visit to the Douro ( day 16th);  x x
3 buffet lunches and coffee breaks. x
2 buffet lunches and coffee breaks. x
Gala Dinner (day 14) x x
Visit to Casa Mateus with taste wine (day 15th at evening) x x
Social/tourist visit (day 15th) x
Fee (euros)
until 20 March 230* 30 120*
after 21 March until 30 Abril 260* 40 140*
* included Gala Dinner



Institutional Partner

Financed by


University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Quinta de Prados
5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Email: viicongresscervim@utad.pt