Federal Agricultural Research Center for Crop Production near Nyon on Lake Geneva in the Swiss canton Vaud, The institute is responsible for the interests of Italian and French-speaking Switzerland. It deals with the improvement of the plant by Clone Selection, Investigation of varieties concerning the optimal terroirs, as well as the development of procedures in the vineyard for the purpose of quality improvement and minimized use of pesticides, The range of tasks includes various services (analysis and consultancy in the areas of oenology and microbiology, bottling and presentation of wines, business reports for wineries, wineries and orchards, as well as cultivation profiles and soil surveys), training (engineering college for oenologie, Fachschule), and last but not least research and development (Oenology, Agricultural Science).
The research focus of recent years has been the winemaking process enrich. clarify white wine mustard, maceration with red wine, yeasts. malolactic fermentation. filtration and new breed of grape varieties. For the purpose of exploring the Chasselasweinen frequently occurring reduction flavors is there a cooperation with the Terravin office, At the institute, among other things, the new breeds 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 in 2006 under the administration of the Association Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil summarized.