• Josh Clements

Did you hear that 2018 was a terrible year for winemakers?

Updated: Jan 3



In the Summer of 2018, Virginia experienced an exceptionally rainy growing season. Normally for growers, the summer is very mild and sun ridden, which is fantastic for the wine industry. The constantly wet weather made for sub-par growing conditions and led to an overall decrease in grape production. On that topic, the weather will become increasingly unpredictable in the coming years, further complicating problems that vineyards all over the world are already trying to solve. The viticulture industry is approaching a time period where vineyards must adapt to the environment they exist in, in order to make accurate spray decisions and optimize vineyard operations as a whole. Doing this will make for an industry that is no longer reactive as much as they are preventative. This Washington Post article gives high praise to the vineyards that did not buckle under the pressure of consistent rainfall and were able to persist in an environment that was not ideal for grape growing.


Josh Clements

Vineteq

Head of Product & Co-Founder


Vineteq’s mission is to optimize a vineyard’s spraying processes by utilizing autonomous decision making in an app and web-based solution. Our service acts as an advising unit that prompts vineyard owners, managers, and workers with ways of performing the best spraying techniques and spray inventory management while maintaining full control of their vineyard. Spray recommendations will be based on data from seasonal spray charts, regional weather patterns, precise geographic location, and disease models, to create the optimal spray program for the vineyard. Vineteq benefits long-term customers through the collection of vineyard data. This information can be used to help identify weather, spray, and disease trends to make more informed, data-driven decisions year after year.


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