António Graça heads research and development at Sogrape Vinhos SA in Portugal, a role he has held since 2003. He holds a Master’s degree in oenology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro and lectures in courses and masterclasses at several universities around the world. Between 2003 and 2014, António represented Sogrape on the board of the Association for the Development of Douro Viticulture and in 2009 as a founding member on the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Association for Grapevine Diversity. He is a recognised viticulture expert with the OIV and tasting judge for international wine contests such as the International Wine Challenge (London) and Mundus Vini (Neustadt). António has published several scientific works and is currently focusing on conservation of genetic resources, climate change adaptation, resilience and precision management of production systems. He assisted Comité des Entreprises Européennes de Vin in the creation of the first European research agenda for the wine industry, published as a position paper in 2016. António will be addressing Exploring and exploiting the natural genetic diversity of Vitis vinifera on Tuesday in Session 6.