How can you extend your vineyard’s lifetime, utilise limited water resources effectively and manage the wine style of leafroll-infected wine grape vineyards? Learn this and more by attending a series of technical viticultural Vinpro Winetech information days that will be held from 22 – 29 May 2018 in the respective wine regions.

Experts from Vinpro, Netafim, Stellenbosch University and the Institute for Wine and Grape Sciences (IGWS) get together to bring the latest technology, research and practices in the vineyard to wine grape producers, viticulturists, farm foremen and other interested parties.

A new Vineyard Roots guide, authored by well-known viticulturist Prof Eben Archer and researcher Dawid Saayman, will also be launched at the information days and each attendee will receive a free copy.


The series is presented on the dates below, and the costs vary according to the region. Register with the relevant regional representative.

When: 22 May at 09:00
Where: STIAS, Wallenberg Conference Centre, Stellenbosch
Cost: R250
Contact: Gaynor Fortuin, tel: 021 276 0432, e-mail:

When: 22 May at 17:00
Where: Die Keldery, Vredendal
Cost: R150
Contact: Gert Engelbrecht, cell: 072 152 4028, e-mail:

When: 24 May at 09:00
Where: Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre, Robertson
Cost: R250
Contact: Marie-Louise Janse van Rensburg, tel: 023 626 3017, e-mail:

When: 29 May at 09:00
Where: Daschbosch Cellar
Cost: R150
Contact: Soria Muir, tel: 023 347 1566, e-mail:

When: 29 May at 14:00
Where: Nelson Wine Estate, Paarl
Cost: R230
Contact: Gaynor Fortuin, tel: 021 276 0432, e-mail:

The Vinpro Winetech information days form part of the industry’s Technology Transfer Project, that shares the latest viticultural and oenological research and technology with the industry via various platforms. The series is made possible by Villa Crop Protection and the IGWS.

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