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South African Wine Laboratory Association

SAWLA forms part of the South African Society for Enology & Viticulture, SASEV, and aims to improve the quality of wine laboratories in South Africa, as well as the standardisation of methodology in these labs. SAWLA administers a monthly proficiency wine analysis round in Bika's ground breaking web-based inter-laboratory LIMS

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Design, development and implementation of web based LIMS for inter-laboratory proficiency testing

As required by good laboratory practice, SAWLA member labs statistically compare analysis results for wines sampled from the same tanks on a regular basis as proficiency test and performance tracker

On Bika Interlab, key statistical parameters, distribution and performance graphs are available immediately after results are captured. Performance histories are updated and available in graphical format at the lab's Interlab home page

Approximately 50 member labs - 2 samples each per month tested for any number of standard wine related analytes resulting in approximately 1000 analyses per month. The SAWLA interlab LIMS is hosted on Bika's LSP servers in Cape Town

To be Implemented June 2006. The SAWLA LIMS will form an integrated part of of SASEV's web site where news, workshops,  journals and other information relevant to the wine industry will be published


SAWLA members

  ·  A.C. Technical Service

African Terroir - 2 laboratories


Breëriviervallei Bottelerings Koöp


Citrusdal Wynkelder

Darling Cellars

Deetlefs Wine Laboratory

Department of Agriculture, ZA Government


Distell - 9 laboratories

Du Toitskloof Wynkelder

Durbanville Hills Wines


  ·  Historic Wines

J C le Roux

Kangra Group - 2 laboratories

Kanonkop Wynlandgoed


Lourensford Winery


Origin Wine

Paarl Valley Bottling Company

Riebeek Kelder

Robertson Koöp



Swartland Wynkelder

University of Stellenbosch, Department of Viticulture and Oenology

Vergelegen Wyne


Vredendal Wynkelder

Winecorp - 2 laboratories


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Your expertise and attitude continue to impress.  I'm really happy to be on board with Bika  Altus Schreuder M.Sc.
South African Wine Laboratory Association chairman

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