VINEO™ Brettanomytest PCR Kit



Key Benefits

VINEO™ Brettanomytest Key Benefits

  • A common DNA extraction protocol for "Brett" and "Zygo": the VINEO Extract DNA Kit
  • Specificity and sensitivity of real-time PCR
  • Result 2 hours after DNA extraction
  • Automatic and qualitative analysis: CFX Manager™ IDE
  • Same time with simultaneous PCR analysis of "Brett" and "Zygo"
  • Easy and ready-to-use kits

VINEO™ Brettanomytest Protocol:



VINEO™ Brettanomytest - Literature Corner

Literature pieces available:


VINEO™ Brettanomytest Quick Guides Language
PF060 bio-rad
PF061 bio-rad
PF125 bio-rad
PF124 bio-rad


VINEO™ Brettanomytest Flyers Language
PF16425 bio-rad
PF288 bio-rad



During the wine manufacturing process, there are two steps of fermentation, alcoholic fermentation then malolactic fermentation. During alcoholic fermentation, yeast transforms sugar into alcohol. Before fermentation, Saccharomyces is present in the grape juice, as well as other yeasts such as Brettanomyces bruxellensis, commonly known as Brett. After alcoholic fermentation, B. bruxellensis can still be present in the matrix.

The presence of B. bruxellensis is an important issue, as it has been shown that its growth is linked to the concentration of 4-ethylphenol, which imparts a strong off-taste, leading to consumer rejection of the wine. To avoid wine spoilage by B. bruxellensis, some preventative actions can be taken such as racking, clarification, and sulfiting. However, if Brett spoilage has already begun, the winemaker must undertake additional remedial steps such as filtration or heat treatment, increasing production cost. If the concentration of ethylphenol is too high, the lot may have to be destroyed.

Rapid results

Bio-Rad has developed a new tool for the sensitive, selective, and rapid quantification of B. bruxellensis. The VINEO Brettanomytest Kit monitors Brettanomyces risk. The VINEO method is based on real-time PCR technology and entails two simple steps: DNA extraction followed by detection and quantification of the yeast. Current microbiology culture methods can take 7–14 days before results are available, whereas results are available the same day of analysis with the VINEO Kit. The included software automatically provides an easy interpretation of the results.


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VINEO™ Extract DNA Kit

Kit for 96 tests, includes 100 ml lysis solution, 25 ml elution buffer, 100 ml 100x wash solution, 10 ml 1x wash solution, 96 purification columns, 192 collection vials

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VINEO™ Brettanomytest PCR Kit

Kit for 96 tests, includes 0.55 ml fluorescent probes, 2 x 2.2 ml amplification mix, 0.5 ml each positive and negative PCR controls

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FSD_881112_(07-2015) Instruction Manual, VINEO™ Brettanomytest PCR Kit, Rev 07/2015 (English/Français/Español/Italiano) Click to download
FSD_881112_(10-2013) Instruction Manual, VINEO™ Brettanomytest PCR Kit, Rev 10/2013 (English/Français/Español/Italiano) Click to download
PF_288_en VINEO™ Brettanomytest PCR Kit Brochure, Rev A Click to download
FSD_881182_(09-2015) Instruction Manual, VINEO™ Extract DNA Kit, Rev 09/2015 (English/Français/Español/Italiano) Click to download
FSD_881182_(06-2015) Instruction Manual, VINEO™ Extract DNA Kit, Rev 06/2015 (English/Français/Español/Italiano) Click to download
FSD_PF061 VINEO™ Extract DNA Kit Quick Guide, Rev C Click to download
PF_173 CFX Manager™ Software, Industrial Diagnostic Edition, Quick Guide, Rev B Click to download
PF_236 Brettanomyces, or Management of a Contaminant Micro-organism, Rev A Click to download