About Wintech

The primary interest is to build a strong and healthy South African wine industry through co-operative (participative) R&D initiatives.

Winetech operates as a network of participating institutions and individuals that, in one way or the other, have a strong interest in improving the competitive position of the South African wine industry.

Winetech Constitution

The latest version was updated on 11 November 2009.

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Strategy: Research and technology innovation and transfer

The core focus of this strategy is the establishment of problem solving, market directed and socially and environmentally responsible technology invention, commercial development and transfer systems.

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Our mission

To provide the South African Wine Industry with a sustainable basis of forefront technology and human resources in order to strengthen both local and international competitiveness and profitability.

Our core functions

The facilitation & oversight responsibility for sustainable and responsible natural resources usage. The facilitation and coordination of relevant wine industry related research & development and technical innovation, addressing the Winetech specific value chain and the effective transfer of such technology for the benefit of all.

Core objectives

According to its constitution, the objectives are sixfold, namely:

This will enable it to be cost effective while producing quality wines and other grape based products through the application of environmentally friendly technologies.
At all levels in terms of skills, knowledge and insight development - in order to ensure the practical implementation of the best knowledge and most advanced technologies in viticulture, wine making and other grape based products.
This will ensure the ongoing utilisation of the best technology within the industry, and to facilitate its dissemination to all the sectors of the industry.
This will improve their access to the industry by making appropriate cutting edge technology available to such producers.
This can be facilitated through Winetech's network of scientific and technological expertise.
This will promote the industry's technological capabilities and in the attainment of the other objectives.