Wine quality and climate scenarios

Wine quality and climate scenarios


Explaining and predicting wine quality as a function of a climatic scenario is the goal of the project  “Modelling the evolution of wine quality in the Douro Region”.

Wine quality is strongly influenced by the characteristics of the climate and the seasonal variability of the weather - the characteristics of the climate determine the type of grapes that can be grown in a region and the types of wines that can be produced, while the specifics of the weather influence the ripeness of the grapes.

Taking this relationship as a starting point, ADVID, in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering of Porto (FEUP), developed this project which aims to create a reference index for the quality of the grape harvest.

This model should be able to explain the variability in the overall quality of a region's wines each year and predict wine quality according to a climate scenario.

Communications and other documents relating to the project

Combining Vintage Charts Ratings into a Consensual Quality Ranking

A new method to obtain a consensus ranking of a region’s vintages quality 2012

Condorcet versus Borda, a response to: Comment on “A New Method to Obtain a Consensus Ranking of a Region’s Vintages’ Quality”

Influence of the Characteristics of Weather of Douro Region on Port Wine Vintages Quality