Großer Erfolg für PIWI-International in Ungarn!

Liebe PIWI-Freundinnen und PIWI-Freunde,

beim PIWI-Weinpreis „100 Jahre Csizmazia Darab Jozsef“ hat PIWI-International vier Weine eingereicht, drei davon bekamen Gold (Bioweinhof Paradeiser und Fredi Strasser) und einer Silber (Edy Geiger). Eine Superleistung! Herzlichen Glückwunsch den beteiligten PIWI-Winzern!

Anbei die Ergebnisse und der Bericht von unserem Vizepräsident Jiri Sedlo.

PIWI wine tour / general meeting - Austria in Styria and Slovenia

At the beginning of August (2.-5.8.2018) our annual PIWI-field trip with general assembly will take place. This year the journey takes us to Austria in Styria and Slovenia. The very interesting program can be found HERE . We look forward to many fellow travelers. All information about registration and hotel booking can be found in the linked PDF. Attention! Deadline for registration and payment until May 5, 2018!

Program and Hotel 

Einladung zur Mitteldeutschen PIWI-Weinprobe - 10. - 11. März 2018

Pressemeldung PIWI Veranstaltung Kloster MemlebenEinladung zur Mitteldeutschen PIWI-Weinprobe anlässlich Jubiläum 25 Jahre "Straße der Romanik", "Weinstraße" und "PIWI's an Saale-Unstrut" Sa. / So., den 10. und 11. März 2018 jeweils 13:00 – 18:00 Uhr 

Kloster Memleben


DIE AGROVINA 2018 VON 23. - 26. JANUAR 2018 WIRD ...

> die Messe nach Mass für lhren Erfolg!
> eine 4-tägige Ausstellung im 2-Jahres-Turnus,
> eine 4-tägige Fachkonferenz mit Vorträgen auf hohem Niveau,
> 200 Fachaussteller aus der Schweiz, aus Frankreich, Italien, Deutschland, Oesterreich, England und Spanien,
> ein Fachpublikum von 18’000 interessierten Spezialisten, Kennern unf Interessierten, davon 74% aus der Romandie, 18.6% aus der übrigen Schweiz und 7.4% aus dem Ausland,
> 20’000 m2 Ausstellungsfläche,
> das ganze Branchenspektrum: Önologie, Weinbau, Obstbau, Spezialkulturen, Behandlung der Böden, Düngemittel zur Schädlingsbekämpfung, landwirtschaftliche Maschinen, Destillation, Mikrobrauerei, Marketing, Vertrieb, Verpackung Produktdesign, Logistik,Transport, Obstverarbeitung.

...und vor allem eine Plattform für Begenung, Information und Austausch mit allen Akteuren aus dem Weinbau, der Önologie und dem Obstbau.


Neuer Regionalverband in Italien - Lombardei gegründet.

Vitigni «super-bio», Sala eletto presidente della neonata associazione

Allesandro Sala wird Präsident 


Program of the PIWI Wine Tour to Frankonia
 24th – 27th of August 2017

This year's membership trip goes to beautiful Frankonia and starts with the "PIWI Table Grape Day" to Groß-Umstadt.

50 years of Regent – a PIWI pioneer’s birthday

In June 1969, the fungus-resistant (PIWI) grapevine variety “Regent” was developed by pollination of the young german white wine variety “Diana” with pollen of the french red wine - veteran “Chambourcin” at Geilweilerhof, the institute for grapevine breeding in Palatinate. The breeding number “Gf.- 67 198 - 3” was named “Regent” in 1998. It was about time! From the shadow of Dornfelder, Regent spread out in Germany to an area of 2000 ha due to the popularity of red wines in the beginning of the second millennium. This is a great benefit for the environment, since Regent and its PIWI-relatives usually only need around three harmless organic plant protection treatments a year. This equals approximately a quarter of the amount conventional varieties need. There are several benefits such as fewer working hours for vintners, improvement of vineyard soil preservation through less tractor usage as well as less CO2 emissions. These are all great arguments for sustainable and grandchildren-friendly viticulture.

Termine 2017

Übersicht PIWI Termine 2017 / 2018

20.-21.10.17   Verkostung Internationaler PIWI Weinpreis 2017 in Bad Dürkheim

3. 11. 2017, Besuch bei Roland und Karin Lenz in Uesslingen. Schweiz
Betriebsbesichtigung, Solaranlage, Kellerei, Rebschule, Erfahrungsaustausch

15.11.2017     Probe entwickelter Weine von Rebsorten und -klonen  WBI Freiburg  9:30 bis 16:30 Uhr

18.11.2017     50 Jahre Regent im Remstal / Weinstadt mit Urkundenübergabe PIWI Weinpreis 2017 und Verkostung mit klassichen und PIWI Weinen

29+30.11.2017 Winzerservice Messe Karlsruhe - Verkostungszone mit einer großen Vielfalt an PIWI Weinen Winzermesse Karlsruhe ergänzen  Halle 2  Stand G/01  

- Dezember 2017, Schweiz: ev. Januar 2018 Jungwein Degustation, Sortenversuche,

18. bis 20. März 2018  ProWein Düsseldorf mit Vorträgen und Verkostungen  

22. - 26.1.2018 - Beteiligung von PIWI international am Stand von der Rebschule Auer, an der Agrovina 22. - 26. Januar 2018 = Schweizer Fach - Messe für den Weinbau 

Unsere Regionalgruppe PIWI France informiert:

Vortrag über Piwi  am 7. July 2017 auf der Weinmesse Tech&Bio in Libourne (Frankreich)

Mehr informationen:

Le 7 juillet prochain:

Retrouver Jérémy Ducourt sur le Salon Tech&Bio à Libourne, lors de son intervention sur les cépages résistants

Pour plus d'informations : 

Piwi France hat eine Petition gestartet. Ziel ist es die Piwi Sorten auf die offizielle Sortenliste zu bekommen.

mehr unter

Press release LWG Veitshöchheim 7.9.2016

PIWI winemakers survey new PIWI varieties during the LWG event.

Day of grape varieties organized by the LWG on Würzburg Pfaffeberg. New promising domestic and foreign fungus-resistant PIWI types of vine requiring less pesticide. Visited by more than 40 winemakers.

PIWI International e.V. at the Intervitis 2016 | Hall 1, booth B55:

Visit us at the Intervitis in Stuttgart from 27th to 30th November. Talk to experienced PIWI wine growers and vine breeders about cultivation possibilities. Taste a myriad of different PIWI wines at our stand. We are looking forward to you visit in Hall 1, booth B55.

Award presentation of the 6th international PIWI wine award 2016 at the Intervitis in Stuttgart:

In October 2016, the successful international PIWI wine award takes place for the 6th time. Wines from fungus resistant grape varieties are very sustainable because less fungicides are used. But they also produce great wines of high quality and fascinating flavours. Peter Hauk, Federal Minister for Rural Areas and Consumer Protection in Baden-Württemberg, will deliver the certificates for the rewarded wines accompanied by a commented tasting of PIWI wines.
Wednesday, 30. November 2016 | 1.30 pm

„Best of Freiburger Piwis 2016“ - Ergebnisse des Weinverkostungs-Wettbewerbs

Bereits zum sechsten Mal konnten am 12. und 13. Juli 2016 am Staatlichen Weinbau-institut Freiburg (WBI) Weine, die aus pilzwiderstandsfähigen Rebsorten (Piwis) des WBI erzeugt wurden, ihre Qualitäten unter Beweis stellen. Zahlreiche in- und ausländische Weinbaubetriebe waren eingeladen, ihre Weine im Rahmen des Ver-kostungswettbewerbs „Best of Freiburger Piwis“ anzustellen.



In our last newsletter we announced our wine trip to the Czech Republic. Now you can register for the trip! That you know what to expect on our trip, here the preliminary program:

Arrival August 25, 2016 - By plane to Vienna (for arrivals up to 5 pm we organize a coach to Valtice)
Or you travel to Valtice on your own.
Dinner and overnight stay at the school of viticulture Valtice

August, 26th 2016:
Morning: general meeting PIWI International e.V.
Afternoon: Excursion Mendeleum University Brno
                 Winery Micholvosky
Evening: Wine Centre Valtice with dinner

August, 27th 2016:
Morning: Visit of the castle and the garden in Lednice
Afternoon: Drive to Slavkov
                visit an organic winery
Evening: Excursion Velke Bilovice, dinner and a visit of Frantisek Madl company

August, 28th 2016:
Morning: Visit Vinofrukt dolní dunajovice
Afternoon: Departure and return to the airport of Vienna (again, we will organize a bus, arriving at Vienna airport at 4pm).

The costs for the trip are not fixed yet at the moment, but we expect about 350-400 € per person excluding arrival and departure. This amount contains all costs for wine tastings, accommodation, bus transfer and meals. Arrival and departure to Vienna or directly to Valtice must be booked individually.

To register send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and enter the following information:
e-mail address
number of people
How do you travel to Valtice?

We look forward to receiving feedback also if you are not quite certain whether you are participating the trip or not. A mandatory registration then takes place at a later date.
For questions we are available.

Fungus resistant grape varieties as a suitable alternative for organic wine production: Benefits, limits, and challenges

Karine Pedneaulta,, Caroline Provostb,∗ 

Centre de développement bioalimentaire du Québec, 1642 rue de la Ferme, La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada 
Centre de recherche agroalimentaire de Mirabel, 9850 Belle-Rivière, Mirabel, Quebec, Canada 


Areas dedicated to organic wine production have significantly increased over the last few years. The vast majority of organic wine is made from Vitis vinifera varieties that are highly susceptible to fungal diseases and pests, making organic management difficult for growers. Depending on the growing area, 20–70% of organic growers declare issues with fungal diseases in Europe. Recently, fungus-resistant grape (FRG) varieties have been recommended as the most suitable choice in organic viticulture, especially in areas where disease pressure necessitates high rates of fungicides. FRG varieties could contribute to improved disease management in organic as well as conventional viticulture, reduce production costs and decrease copper accumulation in soils. Recently, many FRG varieties presenting advantageous agro- nomic attributes and enological characteristics have been developed in North America and Europe for conventional and sustainable farming. In this review, we present an overview of the benefits and limits associated with FRG varieties in addition to the current knowledge regarding berry and wine composition, canopy management, and winemaking challenges and practices. 

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 

... to the article (pdf)

online ResearchGate

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