Research Pillars

Grapes in the vineyard

Grapes, Vineyards & Soils

Understanding the biological processes that regulate grape quality, identifying the best sites and soils, developing the best strategies to improve grape quality in vineyards are key strategies to sustain the production of premium wines.

Wine production

Wine & Fermentation

We are committed to helping winemakers making wines that express the unique characteristics of British Columbia and Canadian wine regions.

Grapes close-up

Winery Performance & Sustainability

Continuous improvement for a sustainable wine industry is a key objective for the sector, nationally and internationally.

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Wine Territory Competitiveness

We are working on various aspects impacting the competitiveness of a wine territory, including the exploration of a regional identity, optimizing wine region governance, wine territory development and public interests, and wine trade.