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With over a 30 years of experience in vine sciences, helping students
and wine industry to grow.

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Alain Deloire obtained his PhD from the University of Montpellier II, France in 1982 and a DSc from the University of Montpellier I, France in 1998.
He worked for ten years as a researcher and team leader in Viticulture at Moët & Chandon in Champagne, France.
For the past 14 years, he has been a professor in grapevine and fruit ecophysiology at L'Institut Agro in Montpellier, France, where he returned as a Professor in Viticulture/grapevine physiology in November 2016 (www.montpellier-supagro.fr) after working overseas for eight years.
Alain also worked as a Professor in Viticulture at Stellenbosch University (Department of Viticulture and Oenology) from 2009 to 2012 and was head of the department from 2011 to 2012.
From January 2013 to September 2016, Alain served as the Director at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia). He also served as acting Director, Research (Research Office, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga) from February to November 2015. Alain was nominated as an Adjunct Research Professor at CSU from 2017 to 2022.
Alain has invented two patents, published/co-published more than 250 papers in industry and peer-reviewed journals (including book chapters), and co-authored three books on grapevine physiology and terroir.
He was nominated as one of the 20 most influential persons in the French wine sector in 2019 (vitisphere.com).
In addition to his academic and research work, Dr. Alain Deloire is also an international consultant in viticulture.

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Alain has more than 20 years of experience lecturing in viticulture (French and English).

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Grapevine physiological responses to abiotic factors and general viticulture (pruning, training system, canopy management, terroir) are among the main research expertise of Alain

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Over 30 years working in various worldwide wine regions (Australia, France, South Africa) Alain acquired a solid experience in helping the wine industry mainly in viticulture.

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Treatise of the Vine (Dunod 3rd edition) Physiology – Terroir – Cultivation Coordinators: Alain Carbonneau and Laurent Torregrosa, Professors at Montpellier SupAgro Co-authors (academics and researchers from L’institut Agro-SupAgro and Inrae Montpellier): Alain Deloire, Anne Pellegrino, Florent Pantin, Charles Romieu, Hernan Ojeda, Benoit Jaillard, Aurélie Métay, Philippe Abbal

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To get to know L'Institut Agro (Montpellier SupAgro) research expertises and training programmes in Viticulture-Oenology, visit SupAgro website (link from my home page)

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Where to buy the book ? https://permavitis.com

Vine and Permaculture
  • Alain is working at l'Institut Agro (SupAgro)
  • 2 Place Pierre Viala 34060 Montpellier France