"Celerina Plus" grafting machineCleft grafting
"Omega" grafting machine"Omega" grafting

VCR grafted vines

The VCR’s long path, which began in 1930, has led to the creation in Rauscedo of the world largest wine-nursery complex. A success story due to many factors, but one especially: the quality of the product. The VCR grafted vine has distinguished itself internationally and has acquired a reputation which is a direct consequence of its high degree of reliability and superior genetic and sanitary level. In the past in Rauscedo the the most widely used graft was the so-called "celerina or clefting" technique, later in the 1980s the French "Omega" technique

took hold due to its quicker and more simple execution. Today, thanks to a new automatic "Celerina Plus" grafting machine designed and patented by Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, the clefting technique is being employed again. This machine enables the continuous disinfection of the cutting instruments and a perfect assembly between the scion and rootstock with the formation of a more regular and solid callus compared to other types of grafting. For those with vineyards, this is a matter of fundamental importance

because it directly affects the viability of their investment. Being able to count on a uniform, healthy, productive and long-lived vineyard is what vine-growers from around the world ask for. Starting with a quality grafted vine is, especially now, unavoidable! Another aspect that characterizes the "VCR" grafted vine is that it bears ZPd4 (Protected Area) passport as it is grown in areas where there are no reported symptoms of Flavescence dorée and/or Black Wood disease.


The long path to VCR, which has lasted 75 years, has led to the realization of the largest nursery complex in the world here in Rauscedo. A success story due to many factors, but one especially: the quality of the product. The VCR grafted vine has made a name for itself around the world and has a reputation that is a direct result of its high degree of reliability and its high genetic and sanitary status. Production, which has for several years now exceeded 60 million grafted vines involves not only the 250 partners and their families, but also many workers in the area and from other countries, for a total number of over 2000 employees. These figures are significant in terms of the economy of the area and very important for regional cooperation in agriculture, where Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo is the spearhead.