Above and Below: Towards the Future

GiESCO 2025 in Geisenheim

We are pleased to host and warmly invite you to the 23rd international GiESCO 2025 conference at Geisenheim University. It takes places from July 27th to 31st, 2025.

Entitled "Above and Below  – Towards the Future", the conference will address the key challenges in viticulture of today and tomorrow. In particular the program focuses on physiological responses to abiotic and biotic stresses, sustainable and organic viticulture, and soil and water management. These topics are crucial for addressing climate change and enhancing biodiversity in all its facets. 

In addition to the scientific program, a professional day will be organized to facilitate interaction with growers and identify future issues in grapevine cultivation. Also, young researchers are encouraged to apply for the Young Researcher Award. A visit to wineries in the Rheingau Valley and surrounding will provide an interesting insight into local growing and production conditions and allow for networking with regional growers.

For further information, please contact us at giesco2025@hs-gm.de. If you are interested in supporting this event as a sponsor, please reach out directly to robert.loenarz@hs-gm.de. Join us for an inspirational exchange and a great time at GiESCO conference!

We look forward to having and seeing you in Geisenheim 2025!

Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz (President of Hochschule Geisenheim University) |
Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll (Head of Department of General and Organic Viticulture at Hochschule Geisenheim University) |
All members of the Scientific and Organizing Committees of GiESCO 2025

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission until 15th of November 2024
  • deadline manuscript submission OENO one (15th of February 2025)
  • deadline manuscript submission (proceedings) SO, PDO, FO, PC 15th March 2025
  • GiESCO-meeting 28.-31. July 2025
  • Post Conference Tour: 01. August 2025

Above and Below - Conference Topics

The conference programme includes presentations and discussions on the climate-related challenges with regard to winemaking as well as soil management and biodiversity.


  • Physiological Responses to abiotic and biotric stress
  • Organic and sustainable viticulture
  • Varieties and rootstocks in response to future challenges
  • Soil and Water management
  • Digitization, Mechanization and robotics
  • Maintaining and improving biodiversity
  • Data Management and Modelling

Professional Day:

  • Adaptation and mitigation of global warming
  • Challenges of sparkling production in response to climate change

Learn more about the Session and Professional Day topics: Abstracts


Quotes & more

"All of these topics are crucial for coping with climate change and promoting biodiversity in all its facets in viticulture. With our broad-based conference program, we want to make a holistic contribution to addressing the complex climate challenges of our time. We are looking forward to a large number of interesting presentations and guests from all over the world," comments Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll, Head of the Institute for General and Organic Viticulture and Professor of General Viticulture at the Hochschule Geisenheim University.

"The GiESCO is honored to be hosted for its 23rd congress by the prestigious University of Geisenheim, an international benchmark in vine and wine science and technology. After the previous conference of Ithaca by the university of Cornell (USA), which brought together more than 250 specialists of the sector, the next conference will offer updates in many fields to sustain the viticulture in traditional regions and enable its development in new areas.", says Prof. Dr. Laurent Torregrosa, President of the GiESCO.

  • More about the organization and mission of the GiESCO at www.giesco.org