The aim of the "Ampelos 2003" Santorini International Conference on Grapevines was to contribute substantially to the designation of the proper orientation of the viticulture in Greece and to provide the viniculturists with the appropriate "tools" for a modern and prosperous viniculture.
Santorini island was chosen to be the conference location of the "Ampelos 2003" Santorini International Conference, as besides it is one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world, it has a 3,500 years tradition in vineyard cultivation and the art of wine production. The grapevines ("ambeli" to the local people) cultivation is flavored on Santorini due to the special ecological system of this volcanic aegean island.
The organizers of the "Ampelos 2003" Santorini International Conference on Grapevines invited viticulturists, wine makers, scholars and practitioners from all related fields to share their knowledge, views and opinions and to enjoy the rich social program of the conference in the perfect setting... the famous island of Santorini.
- Grapevine varieties (selection, genetic improvement, "national" and "international" grape cultivars, discrimination and dentification)
- Viticulture and environment (soil and climate, site selection, grape growing regions, zones, subzones, the concept of Terroir, mountainous, semi mountainous and insular vineyard)
- Vineyard practice (plant density, pruning, training systems and canopy management, grapevine nutrition, irrigation)
- New trends in technology of grapevine growing
- Viti-viniculture, gastronomy and alternative rural tourism
WHO WAS THERE
- Wine makers
- Universities, research centers & technical institutes
- Agricultural machinery and equipment suppliers
- Agricultural supplies companies
- Agricultural technology suppliers & service providers
- Production and trade of grapes plant companies
- Plant protection specialists
- Wine, nutrition and taste specialists
- Representatives of the wine associations
- Agricultural and rural development specialists
- Agricultural legislation and policy makers