Wine quality enhancement uses IoT-enabled sensors and devices to monitor and manage wine production both in the vineyard and cellar to improve the efficiency of processes and create ideal conditions for grapes to grow and wine to age.
Grape quality in vineyards is highly dependent on environmental conditions like temperature, soil quality, and humidity, with unexpected weather changes even causing the loss of large percentages of entire harvests. Every year, environmental factors like frost, hail, floods, heat, drought, and fires cost wineries worldwide a loss of more than 10 billion in USD.
Wine quality enhancement solutions enable wineries and vineyards to closely monitor and manage the conditions under which grapes are grown and wine is stored and aged. These precisely controlled environments allow for the maximum yield of vineyards and an overall increase in the quality of production. Pago Aylés, a Spanish winery, saw a 25 percent increase in wine quality following the implementation of IoT solutions in their vineyard.
Wine quality management solutions use precision farming in vineyards to measure and environmental factors like humidity, temperature, and moisture levels, and adjust maintenance schedules to increase efficiency and optimize growing conditions. Similarly, sensors in cellars can measure and control environments to ensure the best possible conditions for wine to age.
Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Wine Quality Enhancement
- Monitor growing conditions in vineyards like humidity, soil quality, moisture levels, and temperature.
- Receive real-time alerts to potentially harmful changes in growing environments like temperature or pests.
- Monitor and control environmental conditions in wine cellars to improve wine quality.