Sourcing and communicating knowledge
The association is very serious about communicating knowledge its members have gained. To this end, it holds regular workshops on the growing of Pinotage grapes and the making of Pinotage wines.
Twin messages are constantly reinforced :grape producers have a responsibility to deliver premium grapes without which premium wines cannot be made; and winemakers should freely share knowledge of the techniques they have developed to capitalise on what the vineyard has delivered to them.
Association workshops are also used to convey the results of Pinotage-related research to members. A summary of results was published in the February 1999 issue of Wynboer Tegnies.