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


Alain Deloire obtained his PhD in 1982 at the University of Montpellier II, France and a DSc in 1998 (University of Montpellier I, France).  He worked ten years as a researcher and team leader in Viticulture at Moët & Chandon (Champagne, France).  
He has been working for 14 years as professor in grapevine and fruit ecophysiology at Montpellier SupAgro (France) where he is back since November 2016 as Professor in Viticulture (www.montpellier-supagro.fr),
after eight years working overseas.
Alain worked as 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.  In 2013, he was nominated Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2013-2015).
From January 2013 to September 2016, Alain took on the role of the Director at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia). He served as acting Director, Research (Research Office, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga) from February to November 2015.  Alain is still Adjunct Research Professor at CSU.
He is inventor of two patents, has published/ co published more than 70 industry journal articles, and 60 peer reviewed articles (including book chapters). He is co-author of two books on grapevine physiology and terroir.



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


  • Alain is working at SupAgro
  • 2 Place Pierre Viala 34060 Montpellier France