Setting new global standards for vine plant improvement

The objective of Vititec, who’s activities started as far back as 1963, is to supply the best available viticulturally and oenologically selected clonal material, free from known harmful viruses and virus-like diseases. In this respect Vititec’s laboratories and greenhouses at Picardi in Paarl offer state-of-the art facilities to enable their scientists and researchers in collaboration with leading international institutions to stay abreast of new developments within the field. Vititec brand-specific plant material is in great demand internationally and the plant improvement section has evolved into a profitable commercial business. In terms of the Plant Improvement Law, the Vine Improvement Association (VIA) is the delegated authority which co-ordinates vine improvement in South Africa and administers the “SA Certification Scheme for Wine Grapes”. As a member of the VIA, the clones developed by Vititec are registered at the VIA and the plant material thereof are issued as “SA Certified” from approved sources.

Vititec’s Vision
To be a world leader in the management of a technologically advanced programme for the improvement of vine plant material.

Vititec’s Mission
The development, production and marketing of vine plant material to satisfy customers and shareholders’ expectations.

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+27 21 276 0469

PO Box 3592, Paarl, 7620, South Africa Vinpro building, Cecilia street, Paarl

An innovative approach

Scientists and researchers collaborate with leading international institutions, staying up to date with new

Precaution process

Virus detection and virus eradication is performed in Vititec’s laboratories and greenhouses.

Quality curation process

Clones selected in old local vineyards, as well as clones imported from abroad, are carefully evaluated.

Product related support

Clients can receive technical support from Vinpro’s viticultural consultants in nine wine regions.