WIETA was established in 2002, following a two year ETI pilot project to establish an appropriate social auditing methodology for fruit and wine suppliers in South Africa. WIETA is a not for profit voluntary association of wine producer members and wine producer organisations, retailers, trade unions and civil society organisations working with agricultural workers.

As an organisation we are accountable to producers, brands and agricultural workers represented through their various trade union and farm worker organisations.

We encourage collaboration towards seeking consensus and constructive resolution around contested and potentially  conflictual ethical issues that the wine industry faces.