Financial benchmarking and feasibility studies for wine grape production.

For the wine industry to be sustainable, it is necessary that producers, cellar managers, traders and other role-players in the wine industry be informed of cost and profitability aspects throughout the wine value chain. Vinpro’s agricultural economists provide effective and value-added information and services to Vinpro members and other role-players in the industry, including:

  • Feasibility studies and profitability analyses for wine production
  • Compilation and distribution of representative agricultural economic information.
  • Economic, financial and industry-related articles and presentations in the industry
  • Coordinating financial study groups in the form of the annual Production Plan Survey – a financial analysis of primary wine grape production in all 10 wine producing regions. Participation is open to any wine grape producers and is free of charge.

The Production Plan Survey – a voluntary financial analysis among wine producers – provides critical financial indicators at both industry and regional level, which is recognised, distributed and used as an authoritative benchmark throughout the industry. The results are made available annually in January by means of study groups, information days, articles and the Vinpro website.

The Vinpro Cost Guide is an essential source of financial guidelines for wine grape production in South Africa. The annual publication contains production cost per district, target income guidelines, labour norms, establishment cost and mechanisation costs, and is available to Vinpro members free of charge. If you are a wine industry role player and would like a copy, feel free to request it from


Petri de Beer
Cell: +27 (0)82 389 6590


Yolandi Botha
Tel: +27 (0)21 276 0429