The Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA, pronounced [inʁa]; English: National Institute of Agronomic Research) is a French public research institute dedicated to scientific studies concerning agriculture. It was founded in 1946 and is a Public Scientific and Technical Research Establishment under the joint authority of the Ministries of Research and Agriculture.
Research on wine and grapes
INRA maintains a collection of vines at Domaine de Vassal, in Marseillan near Sète, a site where phylloxera cannot survive. Gouais blanc can be found there.
Researches on vine cultivation are conducted in Pech Rouge estate, in Gruissan. INRA also owns the Château Couhins wine-producing estate near Bordeaux.
Many wine grapes have been created at INRA stations including Ederena.