43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine

43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine
“Current Challenges: Sustainability, Covid And Climate Change”

31 October to 4 November 2022
Ensenada, Mexico


Mexico is the first country with a wine tradition in America.

From a tradition as beautiful as wine production, countless stories have emerged throughout the world, and Mexico has not been oblivious to this legacy because to speak of wine in our country is to speak of more than four centuries of history born as part of an old world heritage.

Thanks to this fact, it has given us the possibility for this sector to be positioned as a source of regional development, generator of jobs, investment, trade, tourism, research and innovation.

For Mexico, this activity is of such importance that it is currently the second most important source of employment within the sector, generating more than 500 thousand direct jobs and three times more indirect jobs. This activity is present in 50 percent of the states that make up the national territory, providing its people and those who visit them with six wine tourism routes that strengthen regional development.

Our country has 39,000 hectares planted, of which more than 60 percent are used for the production of table grapes, 11 percent for raisins, and about 23 percent for wine production.

One of the most important objectives of this government is to move towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient wine industry that is reflected in the well-being of its people and in the economy. That is why we work together, through public-private collaboration, together with producers, researchers and international organizations, to face the challenges derived from nature and the economic and social dynamics in which this agroindustry is immersed. We are sure that with the leadership of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, these challenges will be easier to address.

Aware of the importance of these topics, and prioritizing the exchange of experiences and knowledge, the scientific program of the 43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine will be developed under the guiding axis: “Current challenges: sustainability, COVID and climate change”, in four thematic sessions in which viticulture, oenology, economics and law, as well as safety and health, will be addressed.

We are waiting for you with open arms and glasses up to join us in the Congress, which will be held from October 30 to November 4, 2022, in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

¡Bienvenue, Grüezi, Benvenuti, Welcome, Добро пожаловать, Bienvenidos!

Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula
Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Mexico

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my privilege to welcome you to Mexico, which is set to host the OIV’s World Congress and General Assembly for the second time.

Following on from the Congress and General Assembly in Tijuana in 1980, Ensenada city in Baja California will be at the centre of the vine and wine world, bringing together hundreds of experts, scientists and managers to attend the 43rd World Congress Vine and Wine on 31 October to 4 November 2022.

Thanks to the warm invitation of Mexico’s Secretariat for Agriculture and the inestimable work done by the Organising Committee, the best conditions will be available to all participants for presenting communication and making proposals on this year’s topic: “Current challenges: sustainability, COVID and climate change”.

We know how these challenges are impacting the world as a whole and our vine and wine world in particular. After 2 years, it will be so good to meet again and I am convinced that the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead, declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, will also be a re-birth for our collective activities.

Mexico, an OIV member since 1969, is both a North American and a Latin American country, and as such, is perfectly placed to facilitate discussion and cultural exchange, and the sharing of experiences in the field of viticulture, vine and wine.

A very warm welcome to you all,

Viva OIV y Viva Mexico!

Prof. Luigi MOIO
President of the OIV

Congress themes:

Theme 1: Viticulture

Adaptation and optimisation of heritage and viticultural resources
  1. Physiological characterisation of the vine in different terroirs to improve grape quality
  2. Identification and physiology of heirloom varieties: genotyping using molecular techniques and germplasm banks
  3. Actions for sustainable viticulture and resilience including table grapes, dried grapes and unfermented products of the vine
  4. Climatology and mapping: viticulture and climate change
  5. New table grape varieties: germplasm banks
  6. Innovation in vineyard management and techniques: viticulture in arid zones

Theme 2: Œnology

Œnology of the future and technological innovation
  1. Validation of omics methods with reference methods and the collection-management of big data in oenology
  2. Physicochemical and organoleptic characterisation of emerging wines or wine-based beverages
  3. Modification of the mouthfeel of volatile compounds: external factors
  4. Bioprotection and fermentations with Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeasts
  5. New oenological products and processes

Theme 3: Economy & Law

Resilience of the vitivinicultural sector after the pandemic
  1. Challenges for supply chain logistics and management in the world wine trade
  2. Impact of digital markets on the wine world in light of the pandemic
  3. Competitiveness of the vitivinicultural sector
  4. The economy and challenges of wine tourism
  5. Regulatory framework of the vitivinicultural sector, in national and comparative terms (geographical origin)

Theme 4: Safety & Health

Research and development trends regarding safety and health
  1. Biological and psychophysiological effects of wine consumption
  2. Perception and consumption habits of wine-based beverages or beverages produced using new technologies
  3. Cultural and social aspects of wine consumption for minority groups
  4. Updating towards international harmonisation of food additives and processing aids
  5. Food safety and nutritional aspects of wine grapes, table grapes and dried grapes


Organising committee

Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Mexico

International Organisation of Vine and Wine

Selection committee

Mrs Ana ALBA Mexico
Mr Ahmet ALTINDISLI Turkey
Mr Donato ANTONACCI Italy
Mr Guido BALDESCHI Italy
Mrs Liliana CASTRO LOPEZ Mexico
Mr Valeriu COTEA Romania
Mr Oscar CRUZ BARNEY Mexico
Mr Oscar DELGADO Mexico
Mr Giorgio DELGROSSO Italy
Mr Enrique HERBERT Mexico
Mr Christoph HOFFMANN Germany
Mrs Barbara IASIELLO Italy
Mr Humberto MANZANO Argentina
Mr Gerardo MARTÍNEZ Mexico
Mr Francisco NUÑEZ Mexico
Mr Luis PERES DE SOUSA Portugal
Mrs Cristina PINO Mexico
Mrs Patrizia RESTANI Italy
Mr Francisco RODRIGUEZ Mexico
Mrs Ana Maria RUANO Spain
Mr Jean Claude RUF France
Mr Antonio SECCIA Italy
Mrs Tatiana SVINARTCHUK Russia
Mrs Lorena TARIN Mexico
Mr Pierre-Louis TEISSEDRE France
Mr Francisco TORTOLERO Mexico
Mr Cesar VALENZUELA Mexico
Mrs Yvette VAN DER MERWE South Africa
Mr Fernando ZAMORA Spain


The 43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine and the 20th General Assembly of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) will take place from 31 October to 4 November in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, at Baja California Center.

To know more about the Congress and register, please check the Congress Website.

Members of the vitivinicultural scientific community are invited to submit an abstract on the OIV platform of abstracts.

Important dates

  • Deadline for the submission of abstract: 23rd April 2022
  • Information about the decision: 26th May 2022
  • Deadline for the final papers submission: 9th September 2022

Read the call for papers here.

Baja California is one of the 14 wine-producer states. It currently contributes 75% of national production.

It geographically adjoins the Pacific Ocean, obtaining its Mediterranean weather, ideal for wine production. The agricultural valleys are located between 20 and 550 meters above sea level; Baja California currently houses 260 vine producers, 170 winemaking projects, which represent 70% county-wide. It is the state with greater grape diversity used for winemaking production-wise and experimental-wise. Our well known Valle de Guadalupe is a wine tourism platform for oenophiles, but also for people that want to introduce themselves in the wine industry.