ABOUT US

Vinpro represents close to 2 600 South African wine grape producers, cellars and wine-related businesses, while providing strategic direction, rendering specialised services and supporting people development.

 

COMPANY

Vinpro is a non-profit company which represents close to 2 600 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders. The organisation liaises closely with Government and industry role players on issues that have an impact on the profitability and sustainability of its members and the industry as a whole. It keeps its members and the broader industry informed of industry trends and technical expertise and renders specialised services ranging from soil science to viticulture, agricultural economics and transformation and development.

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BACKGROUND

Vinpro was established in 2003 to render professional and need-driven consultation services in viticulture, oenology, soil science, agro-economy and general management. Vinpro’s roots lie in KWV’s establishment in 1918 to represent the interests of South African wine grape farmers.

After the restructuring of KWV Group Limited, Vinpro opened its doors on 2 January 2003 as the wine producer’s new independent organisation. After close to five years as a co-operative, Vinpro converted to a company and Vinpro Ltd (limited by guarantee) was born on 22 May 2008. The company is now registered as Vinpro NPC (non-profit company). 

ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN

Vinpro collaborates with SA Wine and business units SAWIS, WoSA.

THE VINPRO FAMILY

Vinpro consists of the following divisions and affiliates:

Divisions:

  • Consultation Service
  • Agricultural Economy
  • HR & Finance
  • Compliance & Special Projects
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Affiliates:

  • FarmMS (75% shareholding)
  • Vititec (100% shareholding) 

MEMBERS & FUNDING

Vinpro has four membership categories:

  • Primary Wine Grape Producer
  • Private Cellar or Wine Estate
  • Producer Cellar
  • Associated

Vinpro is a non-profit company, with its main revenue derived from investment income, consultation fees and products.

4 FOCUS AREAS

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

  • >50 forums
  • Government
  • Socio-economic
  • Technical
  • Supplies

 

SPECIALISED PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • Soil & GIS
  • Vititec Plant Material
  • Viticulture
  • Agricultural Economics
  • WineMS IT Software

INFORMATION TRANSFER

  • Vinpro Cost Guide
  • E-newsletters
  • Web & Social Media
  • Information Days, Workshops, Seminars & Study Groups

 

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Training
  • Ethical Trade
  • BEE Support

 3 KEY OBJECTIVES

PRODUCER: Improve productivity & profitability through tailor-made services, products, information & training.

TRANSFORMATION: Take sustainable transformation forward through involvement in career development programmes, land reform initiatives and support to BEE businesses.

EFFICIENCY: Improve efficiency within the company through training, development of personnel and an innovation drive.

 VALUES

INTEGRITY:
We uphold the value of integrity, making sure that our values, methods, measurements, principles, expectations and outcomes are guided by consistency, honesty and accuracy.

CLIENT ORIENTATION IN QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:
We render needs-driven services and products, adhering to the highest quality in terms of presentation, functionality, choice, value, relevance, consistency, accuracy and environmental impact.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION:
We strive towards being clear, transparent, honest and accurate when communicating relevant information to internal and external parties at frequent and timeous intervals.

INNOVATION:
We strive towards continuous renewal and improvement of Vinpro’s business model, by creating an environment that promotes creativity and innovation.

ADAPTABILITY:
We are able to anticipate and adapt to external and internal changes.

SUSTAINABILITY:
Ensuring that Vinpro, its clients, the environment, community and employees can meet needs, while providing for future generations.

BOARD & MANAGEMENT

Vinpro’s board of directors include regional producer and cellar representatives, as well as co-opted specialists. 

BOARD

Anton Smuts (Chairman, producer representative Robertson)

Phillip Retief (Vice Chairman, cellar representative Robertson/Klein Karoo)

 

PRODUCERS

Abrie Beeslaar (Stellenbosch)

Petrus Bosman (Paarl)

Hendrik Botha (Worcester)

Stephan van Zyl (Northern Cape)

Pieter du Toit (Malmesbury)

Sakkie du Toit (Breedekloof)

Jandré Human (Klein Karoo)

Karl Jansen van Rensburg (Olifants River)

SPECIALISTS

Sharon February (Specialist)

Mutle Mogase (Specialist)

Rydal Jeftha (Stellenbosch/Paarl)

 

MANAGEMENT

Conrad Schutte (CEO)

Gerhard Bester (Finance & Human Resources)

Paiter Botha (Compliance & Special projects)

Etienne Tereblanche (Consultation Service, including Viticulture & Soil Science)