|Description of the Challenge||The main objective of this challenge is to experiment an integrated solution for wine production optimization, improving the efficiency of its farming processes and the wine’s quality. A platform innovating the precision viticulture by creating added value on top of smart agriculture best-practices, which nowadays focus mostly on monitoring processes, improving efficiency and quality of wine production through sensors-based data and advanced analytics.|
Nowadays, the market of smart vineyard solutions focuses on optimizing crop production and minimizing environmental impact aiming to improve wine quality and to reduce production costs. Despite that, according to a recent EC study, 77% of the winemakers are sceptical towards adoption of “smart” technologies claiming that the investments cannot be justified. On the contrary, it shows that winemakers largely invest on digital media for product promotion.
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Improving the efficiency and quality of wine production through sensors-based data and advanced analytics. Starting from the sensors (e.g. soil humidity), data about the vineyard status must be collected and combined with online data (e.g. weather forecast) to monitor agronomic aspects, facilitate automation of actions (e.g. irrigation) and generate alerts (e.g. harvesting time). The solution must offer predictions and action plans to improve quality and leads to a cost reduction when compared to other more traditional methods.
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|Name of the organisation||Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial do Varosa S.A.|
Founded over 60 years ago, Murganheira has long been combining the virtues of Mother Nature with secular winemaking tradition to become a leading producer of proven quality wines and sparkling wines of both national and international reputation.