From the terroir to the glass

Terroir, viticulture, wine production, sensory evaluation, marketing and health

About this conference

The conference “Science & Wine – from terroir to glass” will address some of the most important topics related to vine and wine: terroir, viticulture, winemaking, sensory evaluation, marketing and health.

Being often analyzed separately, the conference will provide a joint discussion of those topics that adds not only scientific but also economic value. In this context, the conference will be an opportunity for academics, winemakers and industry associations to discuss some of the great issues surrounding wine production, marketing and consumption.

The conference “Science & Wine – from terroir to glass” will be the perfect occasion for cross-fertilization between scientists and students from different fields (enology, viticulture, chemistry, marketing and health) together with winemakers, winemakers and sectoral institutions.

Organization and support

This conference is part of the program of the Port Wine Day, an event organized by the Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP). This event celebrates the date of September 10, 1756, on which the Marquês de Pombal created the oldest demarcated and regulated region of the World: the Douro Demarcated Region. As an initiative that brings together speakers with different competencies and responsibilities, this conference is intended as an opportunity to promote the debate on science and wine between the academic community and economic agents.

In this way, the conference represents a contribution to the fulfillment of the Third Mission of the University of Porto which, in an active way, assumes itself as an important driver of economic, social, cultural and scientific development in the North of Portugal and in the country in general.
Organizing committee:
Carlos Melo Brito, Pro-Rector of U.Porto.
Paula Cristina Silva, Professor, ICBAS, U.Porto.
Jorge Lacerda de Queiroz, Professor, FC, U.Porto
Manuel Lima, Head of Wine Tasting Service, IVDP



Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
[email protected]

Useful Information

This event will be held at the Association of Port Wine Companies (AEVP).


Rua Dr. António Granjo, 207, 4400-124 Vila Nova and Gaia – Portugal

Dinner Information:

Dinner for guests in Espaço Porto Cruz.

Espaço Porto Cruz:
Largo Miguel Bombarda, N.º23, 4400 – 222 Vila Nova de Gaia
Telf: (00351) 220 92 53 40 / 220 92 54 01
Fax: 220 924 299








Guest Speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

University of Porto

Sogrape Wines SA

Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Univ.

University of Porto


University of Aveiro

University of Porto

Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Univ.

University of Porto

University of Beira Interior

University of Porto


Know the schedule of this event

8:30h – 9:30h

9:30 – 10:00

Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo | Manuel Cabral

10:00 – 10:25

Giovanni de Gaetano                                                            Moderation: Paula Silva

10:25 – 10:50

George Sandeman                                                                 Moderation: Paula Silva

10:50 – 11:15

Free for the conference participants.

11:15 – 11:40

Tim Hogg                                                                              Moderation: Sarsfield Cabral

11:40 – 12:05

José Moutinho Pereira                                                Moderation: Sarsfield Cabral

12:05 – 12:30

António Graça                                                                  Moderation: Sarsfield Cabral

12:30 – 12:55

Jorge Queiróz                                                               Moderation: Sarsfield Cabral

13:00 – 14:30

Free for the conference participants. Lunch venue: AEVP

14:30 – 14:55

Raúl Morais Santos                                                       Moderation: Tim Hogg

14:55 – 15:20

Cláudia Nunes                                                           Moderation: Tim Hogg

15:20 – 15:45

Marcela Segundo                                                     Moderation: Tim Hogg

15:45 – 16:10

Victor Freitas                                                           Moderation: Tim Hogg

16:10 – 16:35

Free for the conference participants.

16:35 – 17:00

Sarsfield Cabral                                                        Moderation: Raul Morais Santos

17:00 – 17:25

Carlos Brito                                                                                  Moderation: Raul Morais Santos

17:25 – 18.00

João Leitão                                                                                  Moderation: Raul Morais Santos

18:00 – 18:30

All speakers

18:30 – 19:30


Dinner for guests in Espaço Porto Cruz. Offered by Gran Cruz.


The registrations closed at August 31. All the registration after that date will be dependent of the seat availability.


What people say

The University of Porto is very committed in the organization of the conference “Science & Wine – from terroir to glass” with the precious collaboration of IVDP – Port and Douro Wines Institute. We are aware of the high academic and scientific interest in viticulture, particularly in a country with strong wine traditions and in a city that gives name to one of the most famous wines in the world – Port wine.
As an institution open to the community, the University could not be indifferent to the role that wine has in the city, North region and in country. Wine is a product that followed the economic, social and cultural evolution of the Portuguese society, being a central element of the identity matrix of the country. This conference is based precisely on the importance that the University of Porto attributes to wine and the scientific critical mass that the institution has gained in the field of winemaking.
Sebastião Feyo de AzevedoRector of the University of Porto
Port Wine day has been a great success since its first edition in 2014. It contaminates and involves the community through different initiatives that extend to Port Wine Cellars, bars, restaurants, with proposals of gastronomic harmonization and Port Wine, wine dinners, Sunset Party, conferences, exams and masterclass for national and international press.

The University of Porto proposed to the IVDP the inclusion, in the Port Wine Day 2017, of the conference “Science & Wine – from the terroir to the glass”.

This conference, will undoubtedly provide a moment of reflection and an opportunity to contact the recent scientific developments in themes involving wine, fully in keeping with the purposes that led to the creation of the Port Wine day.

Manuel CabralIVDP President

Take the challenge!

The speaker Giovanni de Gaetano explains the importance of this event.


Meet the institutions that support this event


Meet the venue


  • Associação das Empresas de Vinho do Porto
  • Dr. António Granjo Street, 207, 4400-124 Vila Nova e Gaia
  • [email protected]
  • (351) 966 192 818