Intelligent fermentation makes superior wine
Fermentation is a quality-defining process in wine production. With end-to-end monitoring, wine producers could improve product quality and productivity and optimise resources.
This is the objective of the SENSWINE project led by the cloud-based automation experts at Cubilog in Hungary. Drawing on its in-house IoT platform and connectivity kit, Cubilog is investigating the sensors and dataset that would make smart fermentation monitoring accessible to the wine industry.
Automatic processes also address the shortage of skilled employees in wine production and provide valuable data for use in customer communications.
Cubilog is collaborating with Bata-Loyal winery and precision agriculture expert Zoltán Tarr for this project.
Final project summary
Various CO2 and flow sensors were studied, technical specifications for the solution were developed and the wine tanks were investigated for optimal installation. We also completed a business model for bringing the solution to market.
Through our discussions with wine producers, we found that there is openness towards implementing digital solutions but training and information will be necessary. Currently, the level of digitalisation in the wine industry is low. On this basis, we are looking into a wider digital solution that provides producers with more information related to the wine making process.
Sensor based wine fermentation monitoring development – SENSWINE
Zoltán Tarr, precision agriculture expert