We work in the entire value chain of wine production, offering knowledge and services to respond to the new challenges of the sector, for which we have high-level technological facilities and equipment.

The center

Technological center of comprehensive support to R+D+i for the wine sector


VITEC was born in 2009 as a non-profit foundation, with the aim of conducting targeted research and transferring knowledge and innovation to its clients. The center offers advice and technical assistance, analytical services, sensory analysis and experimental cellar service that allows the assessment of new processes and products at a pilot-scale.


VITEC works in the entire value chain of wine production. Comprehensively, it guides its research activity around the five major technical fields related to the production of wine: viticulture, oenology, microbiology, oenological analysis and sensory analysis.
VITEC is financed through the research projects developed and the technological services offered to the sector. The center allocates all its income to the advancement of its own research activity and to the enhancement of wine innovation, in order to obtain a better production and quality of wines.


VITEC is the perfect ally for wine growers, winemakers, wineries and auxiliary industry, as it makes available to its clients a cutting-edge scientific and technological equipment and the attention of a highly qualified, committed and specialized team.

The board of trustees

The board of the VITEC Foundation is its highest governance, representation and administration body. Currently, it consists of the following employers:

  • Rovira i Virgili University (URV)
  • Catalan Institute of Vine and Wine (INCAVI)
  • Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA)
  • Qualified Denominnation of Origin Priorat
  • Denomination of Origin Montsant
  • Denomination of OriginTerra Alta
  • Denomination of Origin Conca de Barberà
  • Denomination of Origin Tarragona
  • Denomination of Origin Penedè
  • Denomination of Origin Catalonia
  • Denomination of Origin Costers del Segre
  • Falset Town Hall
  • Regional Council of Priorat

The team

VITEC has a human team that provides its differential value as a technology and service center. The professionals that comprise it are highly qualified and specialized in each of the winemaking processes and disciplines in which they carry out their activity.


The team is made up of doctors and graduates with exclusive dedication to R + D + i activities and the technical advice of the center. This expert academic training complements the professional experience in direct advice to clients and in the planning and execution of projects in collaboration with wineries, always complying with the conditions and commitments acquired in quality, cost, time and term.


In addition, the VITEC team has extensive experience in the management of regional, national and European funding programs and instruments to support R & D & I. In this way, we offer to the companies in the sector advice to achieve existing public aids and incentives

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