41st World Congress of Vine and Wine
"Shaping the future: Production and Market Challenges"

19 - 23 November 2018
Punta del Este, Uruguay


Dear colleagues and friends:

I am pleased to invite you to join us at the 41st World Congress of Vine and Wine, to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay between November 19 and 23, 2018. Uruguay is honored to host this unique event that gathers representatives of governments, research institutes and industry from the five continents. Although our country already hosted the Congress in 1995, this will be the first time we organize a world congress since the OIV gained status as an Organization.

The core theme this year will be “Shaping the Future: Production and Market Challenges”, and will address themes decidedly aligned with the OIV’s Strategic Plan, which are relevant for the future of our sector, namely:

  • Viticulture and adaptation to environmental challenges
  • Enology and natural and essential characteristics of wine
  • Consumers’ expectations
  • Safety and health

It is in this background that participants and experts from all over the world will invaluably contribute to the process of integrating knowledge, initiatives and actions to promote and develop viticulture in the coming years, in an enabling environment that will foster exchanges and synergies.

Uruguay is a country recognized for its natural environment, the warmth of its people and a strong winemaking tradition. We would be delighted to receive you here and have you help us make this Congress memorable.


José Ma. Lez Secchi
President of Uruguay’s National Institute of Vitiviniculture
President of the Organizing Committee of the 41º World Vineyard and Wine Congress

Congress themes:

Theme 1: Viticulture and Adaptation to Environmental Challenges
  1. Sustainable viticulture
  2. Climate change and water management
  3. Expectations and development of traceability
  4. New resistant varieties
  5. Diseases management in nurseries and vineyards
  6. Table grapes, dried grapes, wine grapes and grape juice
Theme 2: Enology, and Natural and Essential Characteristics of Wine
  1. Winemaking systems and sustainability
  2. Additives and processing aids
  3. Management of alcoholic level
  4. New analytical techniques
  5. Control of authenticity and integrity of wines
Theme 3: Consumer Expectations
  1. Labelling and other forms of information
  2. Traceability
  3. Market and marketing network
  4. Enotourism
  5. Economic sustainability and social responsibility
Theme 4: Safety and Health
  1. Safety and product quality
  2. Allergens in wine
  3. Grapes/wine/by-products and health
  4. Consumer perception on health and intake of wine


Organising committee

INAVI - Instituto Nacional de Vitivinicultura
Organisation Internationale de la vigne et du vin

Selection committee

MrDonato ANTONACCI Italy
MrsCarla ARUANIArgentina
MrOndrejMIKESCzech Republic
MrJean ClaudeRUFFrance
MrsTatianaSVINARTCHUK Russia

Welcoming address

Welcome address by Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General of the OIV


Paper submissions must be uploaded on-line via abstract submission platform of the Congress. Submissions must be received by 12 June 2018.

A. Authors are required to:

  1. Select the form of presentation. Three types of presentation are possible:
    I. Communication orale (15 - 20 minutes).
    II. Short communication (5 - 10 minutes).
    III. Poster.
  2. Select a theme and a sub-theme under which the abstract should be reviewed by the Joint Reading and Selection Committee. The Joint Reading and Selection Committee reserve the right to change the section and the sub-theme previously chosen by the author.

The Reading and Selection Committee takes the final decision on the adoption or rejection of a proposed abstract. The final type of presentation shall be determined by the Reading and Selection Committee. If the committee does not select a presentation as an "oral presentation", the paper can still be accepted as a short presentation or a poster.

B. Final papers submission

The final version of the accepted papers shall be submitted within the deadline indicated below, using your user account on the abstracts submission platform of the congress: http://www.oiv.int/congres/OIV2018URY/login

The instructions for presentation and publication of final papers, accepted for inclusion in the Congress proceedings (oral presentation, short presentation or poster) are available here: Guide to authors for paper drafting.

C. Important dates

  • Deadline for the submission of proposals for a presentation (abstracts): 12th June 2018
  • Information about the decision of the Reading and Selection Committee: from 10-13th July 2018
  • Deadline for the final papers submission: 23th September 2018