Established in 1959 as horti-viticultural unit subordinated to Horti-Viticultural Research Institute, after few years of complex research activity, Stefanesti station developed its activity mainly in viticulture and oenology, bringing a direct, essential contribution to consecration and raising of Stefanesti-Arges vineyard, among of famous vineyards of the country. In 1969, the wine factory was put into operation, with its laboratories equipped with high-performances equipments at that time. In 1987 were put into operation modern equipments for rapid multiplication and virus elimination of valuable grapevine biologic material and the creation of the complex of grapevine breeding and multiplication has been allowed.
Mission of the institute is acquisition of new knowledge, know-how accumulation, innovation in technologies, services and products in horticultural field. The institute aims to obtain, control and use of genetic resources of horticultural plants with high economic potential by applying the biotechnological methods.