Advocacy

We level the playing field, so you can focus on playing the game. The wine industry’s voice on legislation, trade, socio-economic issues and technical aspects.

VinPro advocates on behalf of its members on legislative, trade, socio-economic and technical issues, through close liaison with Government, civil society and industry.

The organisation engages with these stakeholders through representation on more than 50 forums. These include discussions with Nedlac regarding liquor legislation, presentations to National Treasury on excise tax, chairing the industry organisation AWARE which addresses socio-economic issues related to alcohol use, and collaboration with all parties involved in curbing illegal trade.

 

We speak on our members’ behalf here:

Agri Northern Cape
Agri SA
Agri Wes-Cape
Excise Forum
Association for Alcohol Responsibility & Education (AWARE)
Capevin Investments
SARS/Excise Stakeholder Forum
Institute for Grape & Wine Sciences
Laborie Discussion Forum
NOBO
SANS 64
Pinotage Working Group
Shiraz SA
Cabernet Association
Chenin Blanc Association
South African Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS) 
South African Society for Enology & Viticulture (SASEV)
Vititec
Western Cape Agricultural Forum
Wine Industry Network for Expertise & Technology (WINETECH)
Wine Industry Value Chain Round Table
World Wine Trade Group (WWTG)
Wines of South Africa (WOSA)
Vine Improvement Association (VIA)
Wine & Spirits Board
Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA)
SA Brandy Foundation
Western Cape Department of Agriculture CPAC & DPAC
Wine & Brandy Transformation Unit