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“Vigneto Italia” (The Italian Vineyard)

Editore Wine Pass,
Via Rio Misureto 8, 12051 Alba
Stampa: L'Artistica Savigliano
Anno: 2014

What is happening in the “country of wine”book1

This study is presented as a valuable collection of data on the Italian vinegrowing and wine-producing system, as a key to interpreting both current development trends and projections of future scenarios. The study is based on ISTAT data that survey the whole universe of the Italian vineyard surface area every ten years. The analysis carried out has seen a continual decrease in surface area, but improved production quality. This confirms the theory that the future is in wine districts in our country, i.e. areas that have known how to create a “system” and that have a well-defined winemaking image. Schematically, there are two vinegrowing models in Italy: the one in the hills, dry and with harvested volumes lower than 10t/ha, in suitable areas that produce wines of excellence, not always sufficiently valorised, and the commodity model, in the plains, with production of 20t/ha or over, using irrigation and large amounts of nutritional and phytosanitary supplements. Both compete on the market with very different strategies, fortunes and prospects. It is an efficient expression of the strength or weakness of the vinegrowing and wine-producing sector and summarised in the land values of the different vineyard areas. Yearly vineyard renewal is lower than the physiological amount and produces a constant reduction in surface area. The gamble is to understand which areas will escape decline, and which won’t. This reading may shed some light on this.


The authors

Gianfranco Tempesta
Owner of the Enotria nurseries
Former president of MIVA (Italian Associated Vine Breeders)

Monica Fiorilo
Vine nurserywoman and Web Editor

Matteo Marenghi
Freelance agronomist and journalist

Vine Catalogue

C161 Pubblicità
Cornuda TV
Anno 2004

WRITTEN BY: Gianfranco Tempesta / Monica Fiorilo
PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS: Monica Fiorilo / Gianfranco Tempesta




- The innovative nursery industry
- The evolution of viticulture
- From wine as a food to image consumption
- The districts
- The rules
- The Rootstocks
- The Nursery Industry
- Preserving nursery material
- The Varieties
- The most-grown varieties


Nursery production: A tool for assessing vineyard evolution

BIO Web of Conferences 03012 (2014)
DOI: 10.1051/bioconf/20140303012
(c) Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014





Vine nurserymen operate in the territory with the vinegrowers. They have to be familiar with the working situation, but even more so with current trends; this is in order to allocate the costly investments for fields of mother plants, both scions and rootstocks, that will be required in the next 10–20 years. Forecasts are useful tools for both public and private users.

The work proposed also analyzes the Italian situation as a useful model for understanding the evolution of individual varieties as well as the dynamics of the different vinegrowing basins. It also analyzes the dynamics of the French and European nursery supply.

“In a glass of wine there are the hopes of a year, the teachings of centuries, the hard work of every day” (P. Raviola).

Maurizio Boselli (1)

Gianfranco Tempesta (2)

Monica Fiorilo (3)

(1) Universit`a degli Studi di Verona, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Villa Lebrecht, via della Pieve 70, 37029 San Floriano
(Province of Verona), Italy
(2) Vivaio Enotria, via Campagnole 2, 31050 Cavasagra di Vedelago (Province of Treviso), Italy
(3) Web editor for “De Vulpe et Uva”,





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