Since 1960 the VIVAI COOPERATIVI RAUSCEDO has been selecting its own original clones: a very important strategic choice aimed to make a large quantity of their own selections available to growers, additionally to the clones selected by the Public Research Institutes. In 1990, following the enormous success of the "Rauscedo" series, that still boasts some excellent clones clones such as the Cabernet Sauvignon Rauscedo 5, Chardonnay Rauscedo 8, Sangiovese Rauscedo 24, Sauvignon Rauscedo 3, etc., the approval process for the "VCR" clones started.
These biotypes are distinguished primarily by the sanitary tests covering all the more dangerous and widespread viral organisms afflicting vineyards and, in particular, the fanleaf virus, leafroll disease and rugose wood complex, and by the great care taken at the genetic level in the identification of biotypes able to satisfy the quantitative and qualitative needs of modern viticulture. But the clonal selection activities of Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo have not only concerned the local and international varieties grown in Italy, but also those relating to the most important wine-producing countries abroad.
By the end of the 1980s, intensive varietal exploration commenced in Greece involving famous native vines like Mandilari, Liatiko, Vidiano, Limnio, Moschofilero, Aghiorghitiko, in Serbia and Montenegro with Prokupac, Vranac, Kratošija and Krstac, in the Czech Republic with the Moravia varieties which is the par excellence wine-growing region of that country, and has recently begun selection work with Crimea and Azerbaijan varieties.