Short name for "Vitis International Variety Catalog", a comprehensive database on varieties of the genus Vitis (see Vines systematics ). The foundation was established in 1983 by the Institute of Vine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen-Pfalz (Germany), where the foundation stone of Professor Dr. Gerhardt Erich Alleweldt (1927-2005) was laid. Initially, there was support from the OIV (Organization Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin). Since 1996 the database www.vivc.de is freely accessible on the internet. The aim is a comprehensive documentation of all grape varieties as an information source for breeders, researchers, winegrowers, etc. The database contains over 24,000 entries on grape varieties.
The VITIS-VEA (VEA = Viticulture and Enology Abstracts), which is also maintained by the institute, is a comprehensive literature database with viticulture-specific publications on the topics morphology. physiology and biochemistry of the vine, soil Science of viticulture, genetics and vines breeding, Phytopathology (plant diseases) and vine protection, cellar technology, viticulture and winery management, oenology, Microbiology of the wine, as well as German-language practice literature. It contains over 60,000 documents. This website is also publicly available for free: www.vitis-vea.de . See also below Julius Kühn Institute,