Institut national de la recherche agronomique

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Institut national de la recherche agronomique
Formation 1946
Type Governmental organisation
Location Paris, France
François Houllier

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[edit]

INRA maintains a collection of vines at Domaine de Vassal, in Marseillan near Sète, a site where phylloxera cannot survive. [1]Gouais blanc can be found there.

Researches on vine cultivation are conducted in Pech Rouge estate, in Gruissan.[2] INRA also owns the Château Couhins wine-producing estate near Bordeaux.

Many wine grapes have been created at INRA stations including Ederena.[3]

INRA was a member of the consortium for the genome sequencing of Vitis vinifera in 2007.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Domaine de Vassal at
  2. ^ Pech Rouge at
  3. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg 322, Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 978-1-846-14446-2

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