BOIS Benjamin

Associate professor of Viticulture

Benjamin Bois is an assistant/associate professor at the viticulture department (Institut “Jules Guyot”) of University of Burgundy, Dijon, France. His research, performed within the Climate Research Center (Biogeosciences lab) focuses on climate / viticulture relationships, with a specific interest in the role of climate in the terroir effect.

Graduated as a Master in viticulture from Bordeaux Science Agro College, Benjamin has worked in 2002, 2003 and 2004 as a winemaker at Chateau Lagarosse (Bordeaux wine region). In December 2004, he started a PhD thesis in Bordeaux University concerning the spatial variability of climate within the Bordeaux wine growing region and its impact on grapevine development and grape quality. In 2007, when he started to work as an assistant professor at the University of Burgundy, another wine growing region where “terroir” has a large significance for wine. Benjamin Bois has been elected president of the Viticulture commission of the International Organization of Vine and Wine in July 2015.