Apr 28, 2023

2023 OIV Ampelography course in Chile: Applications are open

For the first time in South America, the new edition of the course will occur from December 4th to 8th after a 33-year gap. During this edition, students will travel to Chile and learn about its wine regions, including Metropolitan, Maule, and Valparaíso.

The OIV Ampelography course is now open for application, and those interested have only one month left to apply. The course will take place in Chile, a country famous for its preservation of the Carménère grape variety after the phylloxera epidemic. The course aims to share knowledge about the history of the vine in the region.

Renowned specialists and professors from leading vine genetic resource centers in Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, and Chile will facilitate a 5-day practical and cutting-edge knowledge course. Attendees who complete the course will receive a certificate from the OIV to acknowledge their participation.

The course includes a visit to experimental and commercial vineyards in the central and southern regions of Chile. The goal is to explore the genetic diversity of the vine and its indigenous and emblematic varieties, which represent an essential heritage both locally and globally.

One of the main objectives of the OIV’s international program is to establish a network of ampelography experts at the international level. Additionally, the course seeks to provide training and updated knowledge in this vital area of the vitivinicultural sector.


Who can apply?

Professionals and researchers in the vitivinicultural sector must hold a diploma in agronomy sciences or have equivalent experience in this field to be eligible for the OIV ampelography course. The course offers extensive knowledge of the science of grapevine varieties to all professionals in the vitivinicultural sector. Initially, the programs target professionals working in viticulture, genetic resources, plant material of the vine, or in research.


Important dates

Call for applications: From 3rd March to 31st May 2023
Evaluation committee: June 2023
Communication of chosen candidates: Mid-July 2023


How do I apply?

Applicants should send their updated CV in English or Spanish and a one-page cover letter to before May 31st. The prestigious course, which is celebrating its 33rd edition, will be held in South America for the first time, allowing students to visit and study in Chile’s Metropolitan, Maule, and V wine regions.


More details: OIV

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