Federal agricultural research institute for crop production near Nyon on Lake Geneva in the Swiss canton Vaud, The institution is responsible for the interests of Italian and French-speaking Switzerland. It deals with the improvement of the plant material through Clone Selection, Investigation of varieties regarding the optimal terroirs, as well as the development of processes in the vineyard for the purpose of quality improvement and minimized use of pesticides, The range of tasks includes various services (analyzes and advice in the areas oenology and microbiology, bottling and presentation of the wines, business reports for wineries, wineries and orchards as well as cultivation profiles and soil reports), training (engineering college for oenologie, Technical school), and last but not least research and development (oenology, agricultural science).
The main focus of research in recent years has been the winemaking process enrich. clarify of white wine musts, maceration with red wine, yeasts. malolactic fermentation. filtration and new breed of grape varieties. In order to research the at Chasselasweinen common reduction flavors there is a collaboration with the Terravin office, Among other things, the new varieties were at the institute Carmi Noir. Charmont. Diolinoir. Divico. Divona. Doral. Gamaret. Garanoir and Mara created. A similar institute responsible for German-speaking Switzerland is in Wädenswil in the canton of Zurich. The two stations were managed in 2006 by the association Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil summarized.