The latest VinPro Cost Guide was just released – an essential source of financial guidelines for wine grape production in South Africa.

“The wine industry remains under pressure and informed, accurate decision-making is a greater priority than ever before. The VinPro Cost Guide 2013/14 is an important tool for every wine producer, winemaker and viticulturist involved in farm planning,” says Pieter van Niekerk, VinPro agro-economist who compiled the guide with colleague Andries van Zyl.

The guide is based on figures from the 2013 Production Plan Survey – an annual financial analysis at farm level – as well as other relevant information. This includes:

Production cost per district

Target income guidelines

Labour norms

Establishment cost

Mechanisation costs

Due to sponsorships from Orchard Suppliers, Netafim, Terason/Villa Crop Protection, Hauptfleisch Earthmoving and Boshoff Visser, the guide is distributed to VinPro members, winemakers and viticulturists for free with the June edition of WineLand magazine.

Download a free copy of the VinPro Cost Guide 2013/14 from or contact Pieter or Andries at 021 207 276 0429, or


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