The management systems for wines generated by the wine industry have a significant economic impact on wineries and distilleries, as well as environmental problems throughout the territory of the South-West Europe. Consequently for this reason, new solutions are increasingly being demanded that pose an efficient management associated with alternatives that allow a revaluation of wine wastes, obtaining by-products with added value.

For this purpouse, the WETWINE project has been launched, a pilot experiment based on anaerobic digestion and wetland treatment of water and sludge, which puts into value the rational use of resources and their revaluation, as a result in a Fertilizer for the vineyard that will limit the generation of waste and the contamination of soils and waters of our territory.


Projetc´s specific objectives of WETWINE Project can be summarised as:

  1. Validate a management revaluation wine wastes system
  2. Obtaining a quality fertilizer product.
  3. Technological transfer and dissemination of the new technology in addition to environmental awareness.

The WETWINE pilot waste treatment plant at Santiago Ruíz Winery

The WETWINE Project is composed of representatives of three countries in South-West Europe:
France, Portugal and Spain.

Axencia Galega da Calidade Alimentaria - AGACAL
  • Avda. do Camiño Francés, 10 - bajo - 15703 - Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña - España

  • +34 881 99 72 76

Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste - AIMEN
  • Relva 27ª, Torneiros 36410 - O Porriño – Pontevedra – España

  • +34 986 34 40 00

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC
Fundación Empresa – Universidad Gallega - FEUGA
  • Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n, Campus Universitario Sur 15705 - Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

  • +34 981 53 41 80

Dirección General de Agricultura y Ganadería Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería y Medio Ambiente, Gobierno de la Rioja
  • Avda. de la Paz 8 -10, 26071 – Logroño - La Rioja

  • +34 941 29 16 00

Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense –AVID
  • Edifício Centro de Excelência da Vinha e do Vinho Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia de Vila Real -Régia Douro Park, 5000 033 – Vila Real – Portugal

  • +351 259 308 207

Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin Pôle Sud-Ouest (IFV SUD-OUEST)
Institut National de la Recherché Agronomique (INRA)