The Biovitis project was born during 2021 and is located in a cross-border context starting from Carnia (I) through the Val Canale (I)  to the Valle della Gail (At).
The project partners are two companies in the F.V.G. area and the Chamber for Agriculture of Carinthia (At), a company from Carinthia is an associate partner of the project. The goal of the project is to have, at its conclusion, an analysis of the phenological development and the level of resistance of specific wine varieties to changing climatic conditions and the main diseases, which affect the vine at certain altitudes. We will proceed with the analysis of the resistance of the plants to the main diseases with the help of weather stations, while with the mobile laboratory, through the analysis of the percentage of copper present on the grape skins, the health index of the grapes will be investigated. and the analysis of the vitality of the yeasts, always on the skins, and of the gluconic acid in the grapes will be carried out.
All data will be transmitted in real time for digital processing.

Through i software it will be possible to obtain predictive graphic indications on the possibility of the onset of various diseases, which affect the vine in certain climatic contexts and at certain altitudes. At the same time, the development of the individual varieties will be recorded, compared and evaluated in order to verify the type of grape (variety), which is best suited to the altitudes at which the vineyards.


The implementation of the project is necessary in order to be able to address the problems and threats existing in the regions involved, among which in particular the various negative effects on biodiversity and the precious value of the landscape are noted.
Throughout the project area, agriculture is also a sector that has undergone a sharp downsizing in recent decades, also given the erosion of the soil and the relative
hydrogeological instability deriving from it. The project will create opportunities for new jobs at local level in a relatively new sector – high mountain viticulture thanks to the exchange of know-how between companies from different areas. For part-time businesses, agriculture is an important supplement to family income.
At the same time, agricultural activity must fit into a changed climate context, be proactive in the conservation of biodiversity and the landscape and the peculiarities of production environments, and develop more effective production chains and commercial policies.
The general objective of the project is to foster local development by analyzing opportunities in the wine sector through a cross-border collaboration for the exchange of knowledge in the wine sector. The specific objective of the project is to have at its conclusion a predictive model relating to the climate in the reference micro areas, which allows to plan the development of viticulture in the high mountains.

The planned activities are:
1. data collection: elaboration of the form for data collection
2. data analysis and processing
3. systematization of data
4. development of a predictive model

The expected results of the project are:
1. study on the micro climatic conditions in the study areas of the project;
2. How and to what extent is the project consistent with a broader strategy on one or the other


The added value generated by cross-border cooperation compared to a purely national / regional approach is given by the fact that the project is based on the comparison of sites located at similar altitudes with different pedological substrates and different sub-climates, which adds significant value. to the study as it is not limited to a single specific area or to a single area which is at the same time particularly extensive.

The partners of the proposed project intend to carry out similar activities on their territory, but at the same time specific for the individual realities, which are significant for the area
cross-border program. Cross-border cooperation between companies in the CLLD area is therefore the ideal level at which to act in order to enhance local resources and peculiarities, overcome size limits and maintain or create jobs, especially for young people. The cross-border approach allows you to focus the planned activities in an area that will give value to a project that can be defined as a pilot and its replicability will be within the reach of other similar companies in type and size. Therefore, cooperation in the cross-border strip will be able to expand the environmental potential of the area itself. An approach at a national or regional level would not allow to deal with the issue in such a precise way and connected to the microclimate of the area subject to intervention.
The project partners are complementary, because 2 are companies in the Italian territory, but the monitoring and data collection will also be implemented in the Carinthian territory under the responsibility of the Chamber of Agriculture which will act as scientific supervisor. The CA of Carinthia will be able to implement the database, collecting data from its vineyards.

The project itself proposes first of all, at the end of the activities, to carry out an in-depth study on the cultivation and consequent ripening of grapes in the mountains (750-900 m.s.l.m.). The project partners are primarily interested in continuing with the activities even after the end of the project, because they intend to continue to create / develop this market niche. There Chamber of Agriculture of Carinthia will use the evaluation model for its consultancy and support activities for farmers in Carinthia who want to develop wine production.
The foundations will also be laid, in collaboration with the relevant bodies, in order to assess the feasibility of a path for obtaining a possible IGT in the mountain area, currently absent in FVG.


The various data collected during the implementation of the activities may then remain available to form the basis for the continuation of the project or the implementation of new projects. The duration and effect of the results over time will also be guaranteed thanks to the dissemination actions. Each partner has its own network, not just local, whose subjects can be activated to increase the communicative potential of the project results. The partners will organize public information events. In the final phase, among the products presented there will be written documentation that can be downloaded online to facilitate communication to promote the systematic transferability of the project results. The planned activities are a seminar dedicated to the target group of those who intend to start the business
of viticulture (winemakers but also others) and a webinar, which will instead be primarily dedicated to experts in the sector.
The products and results of the project can be applied or replicated by other organizations or regions outside of this project thanks first of all to the communication actions that will be aimed at disseminating the results of the study / analysis that will emerge from the project both in the area of ​​competence as well as outside the same, in order to share the knowledge and results acquired so that these can be implemented or replicated.


The model can be used independently by other subjects / companies or organizations.
The system of use and implementation of the model will also be presented to the competent authorities in FVG so that it can be used throughout the mountain area of ​​the Region.


The communication of the project will focus on 3 fundamental concepts:
1. the environmental and ecological value of mountain viticulture;
2. the definition of the value chain of mountain viticulture and the consequences of the product;
3. the presentation / communication of the value chain.


Mountain viticulture is presented as a model capable of promoting and enhancing natural resources in a sustainable way. The communication of the project will start from these assumptions to develop them coherently and to give them visibility.
The topic of product traceability and the concept of quality assurance will also be explored, to protect both producers and consumers precisely in relation to the natural environment in which it grows.
The communication actions will be aimed at disseminating the results of the study / analysis that will emerge from the project both in the area of ​​competence as well as outside it, in order to share the knowledge and results acquired.

It is intended to achieve different communication objectives (functional to the achievement of the project objectives), with consequent different communication targets and approaches.