Bridging the World through Horticulture

S13- Viticulture: Primary Production and Processing

Hallname: 3B-61

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Prof. Dr. Zeki Kara
University of Selcuk, Konya, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Gokhan Soylemezoglu
Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Altindisli
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann

Presentation Title: The Main Challenges for the World Vine and Wine Sector

Nejat Almis

The goal of this Symposium is to provide means and ways for scientists, engineers, researchers, students, growers, consultants, government employees, and policy makers to exchange ideas and provide an opportunity for networking in the fields related to viticulture. Another goal is to provide cutting edge information on the global technology that is being developed or studied. It is expected that the meeting foster cooperation between research institutions and universities.

This Symposium aims to bring together once more the experience of scientists from different disciplines of vine & wine (physiology, breeding, producing, production, processing, pathology, etc..) whose research focuses on grapevine and product quality and safety and collate a more comprehensive, updated and detailed knowledge in this important sector. Topics will include rootstocks, varieties, breeding, biotic and abiotic stress interactions with natural factors and agronomic practices, management systems, quality, and safety.

The symposium will be hosted in Istanbul, a city located in Europe and Asia continents and links them through the Bosphorus. It is close to Bursa one of the most important late table grape growing regions, and Tekirdag, one of the most important viti-viniculture regions of Turkey, famous for the cultivation of traditional autochthonous varieties, like Merlot, Yapincak and new varieties Trakya Ilkeren, Tekirdag Sultani as well as internationally known varieties.

Two tours will be organized to Cappadocia (Central Anatolia) for wine-grape production and to Izmir-Manisa (Western Turkey) for sun-drying of grapes to provide an opportunity for delegates to learn more about the Turkish grape production and processing. We welcome researchers, students, viticulturists and professionals in the grapevine/wine industry to attend the symposium and exchange their studies and experiences.

Main themes:


  • Nursery management
  • Sanitary
  • Production systems
  • Varieties
  • Rootstocks
  • Under-cover production
  • Postharvest technologies (including physiology, and quality standards)


  • Drying and raisin production
  • Wine making
  • Beverages from grapes
  • Local products
  • Grape based phytochemicals - Health products


  • Breeding technics/methods
  • Rootstocks
  • Varieties
  • Achievements

Educational and Socio-Economic Aspects:

  • Education
  • E-Learning
  • Value chain management
  • Socio-economics of fresh and processed grape products
  • Education/Training methods for new production technologies

Scientific Committee:

  • Elman Bahar (Namik Kemal University, Turkey)
  • Yilmaz Boz (Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute, Turkey)
  • Turgut Cabaroglu (Cukurova University, Turkey)
  • Alain Carbonneau (Retired Professeur de Viticulture Montpellier SupAgro , France)
  • Huseyin Celik (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey)
  • Serge L. Delrot (Institute of Grape and Wine Sciences, University of Bordeaux, Villenave d'Ornon Cedex)
  • Christopher Davies (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia)
  • Ali Ergul (Ankara University Biotechnology Institute, Turkey)
  • Zeki Kara (Selcuk University, Turkey)
  • Selcuk Karabat (Viticulture Research Institute, Turkey)
  • Georgios Kotseridis (Agricultural University Athens, Greece)
  • Huiqin Ma (China Agricultural University, China)
  • Jose M. Martínez Zapater (Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino, Spain)
  • Hipolito Medrano (INAGEA, Instituto de Investigaciones Agroambientales y de Economía del Agua (UIB-INIA-GIB), Spain)
  • Dragan T. Nikolić (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Serbia, Serbia)
  • Cengiz Ozer (Viticultural Research Institute, Turkey)
  • Manuel Pinto (Institute for Agricultural Sciences, O'Higgins University, Chile)
  • Paul Read (University of Nebraska, USA)
  • Bruce Reisch (Cornell University, USA)
  • Ernst H. Ruehl (Hochschule Geisenheim University - Dept. of Grapevine Breeding)
  • Zora Singh (Curtin University, Australia)
  • Gokhan Soylemezoglu (Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Turkey)
  • Semih Tangolar (University of Cukurova, Faculty of Agriculture, Turkey)
  • Mahmut Tor (University of Worcester, UK)