Iberian Future Wines Assessing the future of our wines

Winegrape varieties under study

The genetic diversity already harbored by winegrapes is important because of its potential as a tool to adapting agriculture to future changes. Winegrapes are a hyper-diverse crop, but only 1% of that diversity is cultivated or even known internationally. The Iberian Peninsula is amongst the regions with most winegrape diversity globally and thus, it is necessary to understand how this diversity has responded to past climatic changes and how will it respond to future changes. For this reason, IBERIAN FUTURE WINES will study 16 winegrape varieties (8 reds and 8 whites) most representative of Iberian viticulture.