The "Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin" was created in 2007 by merging the national technical institutes ENTAV (National Technique for the Amelioration of the Viticulture) and ITV (Institut Technique de la Vigne et du Vin = Institute of Vine and Wine ) emerged. The main goal of the institute is, through a variety of research and development projects French To modernize the wine industry. A national quality control program will be developed for the entire production chain in the vineyard and cellar, taking into account the specific interests of the wine-growing areas.
The main research areas are selection of the right planting material (grape varieties) taking into account the soil types. Vine diseases. Organic (organic) viticulture. winemaking and quality control, A permanent establishment is the "Domaine de l'Espiguette" in the Département Gard (Languedoc), where there are 50 hectares of experimental vineyards, a vinification cellar and analytical laboratories. Close cooperation also takes place with other institutes. This is among others with the 2008 founded "V'innopôle Sud-Ouest" in Lisle sur Tarn (Tarn) with its own vineyards and cellars. See also below Wine-producing institutions,