How to speed up crush communications

Crush is upon us.

Crews are working through the nights to harvest the grapes, and vineyard managers have their hands full orchestrating all the moving parts. Communications that aren’t essential to getting the grapes from the vines to the winery can end up waiting until the vineyard manager stops to take a breather — often not until the next day.

Process2Wine centralizes all these communications on its platform, automatically synchronizing calendars, operations and notations (text & email) between the desktop or laptop computers and mobile devices. That way, everyone can tune into what’s happening in real-time, no matter where they are.

Crush is upon us.

Crews are working through the nights to harvest the grapes, and vineyard managers have their hands full orchestrating all the moving parts. Communications that aren’t essential to getting the grapes from the vines to the winery can end up waiting until the vineyard manager stops to take a breather — often not until the next day.

Process2Wine centralizes all these communications on its platform, automatically synchronizing calendars, operations and notations (text & email) between the desktop or laptop computers and mobile devices. That way, everyone can tune into what’s happening in real-time, no matter where they are.

3-tier communications with Process2Wine — Every step of the way

3-tier communications with Process2Wine — Every step of the way

Viticulturist and Head Winemaker, Matias Kusulas

Better communication means better planning and quality control

The Process2Wine solution is the only software that treats communication as a 3-tiered system that maintains that essential link between the winemaker, vineyard manager and general manager. When that link is broken during the harvest rush, mistakes are made and efficiency is lost. Automatic syncing eliminates the time lag in communications, so decision-making is streamlined. The 3-tiered approach also ensures that the GM is always in the loop so that they can keep an eye on big picture issues like reducing labor costs.

Recognizing that mid-sized family estates need software that is easy to use, Process2Wine’s North American general manager, Clement Chivite, and his team begin by tailoring the system to each winery so that they can access the information they need when they need it.

With Process2Wine, you just track your daily operations, and we do the rest. The result is that everyone saves time, and the winery can better manage costs and optimize workflow”, says Chivite.

Viticulturist and Head Winemaker, Matias Kusulas

Better communication means better planning and quality control

The Process2Wine solution is the only software that treats communication as a 3-tiered system that maintains that essential link between the winemaker, vineyard manager and general manager. When that link is broken during the harvest rush, mistakes are made and efficiency is lost. Automatic syncing eliminates the time lag in communications, so decision-making is streamlined. The 3-tiered approach also ensures that the GM is always in the loop so that they can keep an eye on big picture issues like reducing labor costs.

Recognizing that mid-sized family estates need software that is easy to use, Process2Wine’s North American general manager, Clement Chivite, and his team begin by tailoring the system to each winery so that they can access the information they need when they need it.

With Process2Wine, you just track your daily operations, and we do the rest. The result is that everyone saves time, and the winery can better manage costs and optimize workflow”, says Chivite.

Better communication means higher customer satisfaction

No business likes to keep its customers waiting.

That’s why having everything under the Process2Wine umbrella can benefit vineyard management companies just as much as family-owned winery estates. It’s hard to prevent communication lags when the whole team is too busy during crush to return calls with their usual efficiency. With Process2Wine, vineyard management companies can integrate their customers into the platform, allowing clients to log in anytime, from anywhere, for updates.

“We bought Process2Wine for Lawrence Vineyard as we wanted a more efficient way to communicate harvest data and schedule picks for our clients” says Viticulturist and Head Winemaker Matias Kusulas. “We understand how busy everyone is during harvest and we spent a lot of time dealing with grapes picking and data sharing in previous years. Now clients can log themselves and check the status of their blocks in real time. Game changer.”

They can even see notations & analysis in the Process2Wine mapping system — dropping pins on the map to note his location, direction to the blocks and update BRIX and pH numbers — They can quickly check the BRIX and pH history for these blocks and then transition to an overview map to see the status of all the blocks in their vineyard. And when the truck driver scales the grapes, the vineyard manager can immediately create a weighmaster certificate and send it to the customer.

Better communication means higher customer satisfaction

No business likes to keep its customers waiting.

That’s why having everything under the Process2Wine umbrella can benefit vineyard management companies just as much as family-owned winery estates. It’s hard to prevent communication lags when the whole team is too busy during crush to return calls with their usual efficiency. With Process2Wine, vineyard management companies can integrate their customers into the platform, allowing clients to log in anytime, from anywhere, for updates.

“We bought Process2Wine for Lawrence Vineyard as we wanted a more efficient way to communicate harvest data and schedule picks for our clients” says Viticulturist and Head Winemaker Matias Kusulas. “We understand how busy everyone is during harvest and we spent a lot of time dealing with grapes picking and data sharing in previous years. Now clients can log themselves and check the status of their blocks in real time. Game changer.”

They can even see notations & analysis in the Process2Wine mapping system — dropping pins on the map to note his location, direction to the blocks and update BRIX and pH numbers — They can quickly check the BRIX and pH history for these blocks and then transition to an overview map to see the status of all the blocks in their vineyard. And when the truck driver scales the grapes, the vineyard manager can immediately create a weighmaster certificate and send it to the customer.

1. Process2Wine software lets vineyard managers, winemakers, winery and vineyard owners and customers of vineyard management companies reviex the history of a vineyard block’s progress to harvest. 

2. Process2Wine’s vineyard mapping system gives users a bird’s eye view of pre-harvest analytics for all blocks in the vineyard with a single glance.

1. Process2Wine software lets vineyard managers, winemakers, winery and vineyard owners and customers of vineyard management companies reviex the history of a vineyard block’s progress to harvest. 

2. Process2Wine’s vineyard mapping system gives users a bird’s eye view of pre-harvest analytics for all blocks in the vineyard with a single glance.

The result is customers who feel like they’re an integral part of the harvest process instead of waiting at the end of the line for updates. And that means higher customer satisfaction.

The result is customers who feel like they’re an integral part of the harvest process instead of waiting at the end of the line for updates. And that means higher customer satisfaction.

A successful harvest begins with good planning.

  • Teams and the equipment they need have to be at the right vineyard as close to the grapes’ optimum ripeness as possible.
  • The teams and equipment to destem, crush and press the grapes at the winery must be ready when they arrive.
  • The tanks need to be emptied, sanitized and ready to fill with the juice.

It sounds straightforward but it can take a master planner to coordinate across multiple vineyards and teams during the harvest rush. Process2Wine mapping and reporting systems streamline the planning process for vineyard managers and winery owners. Simplifying planning makes it easier to ensure all necessary dry goods are restocked in plenty of time and that tank and barrel capacity can handle the incoming juice. Once the schedule is in place, planners can easily adjust the schedule by simply glancing at the automatically synchronized maturity data, harvest dates and incoming fruit yield estimates on their mobile devices or computers.

Process2Wine also facilitates winemaking that uses only purchased fruit from different growers. Winemakers can add each of their growers and the vineyard blocks with the grapes they buy into the system. The result is full tracability and the ability to check progress. When they see a block close to optimum ripeness and want to taste the grapes, the winemaker can simply go to the map and tap on the block to get directions.

“We keep it simple because people don’t want to have to learn the system; they just want to use it,” says Chivite. “We aren’t only software; we’re partners on a project that brings everyone together, whether the winery is our customer or the customer of a vineyard management company.”

Whether you’re a winery owner, cellar master or a customer of a vineyard management company, you will always know what is happening right now during harvest with Process2Wine software.

A successful harvest begins with good planning.

  • Teams and the equipment they need have to be at the right vineyard as close to the grapes’ optimum ripeness as possible.
  • The teams and equipment to destem, crush and press the grapes at the winery must be ready when they arrive.
  • The tanks need to be emptied, sanitized and ready to fill with the juice.

It sounds straightforward but it can take a master planner to coordinate across multiple vineyards and teams during the harvest rush. Process2Wine mapping and reporting systems streamline the planning process for vineyard managers and winery owners. Simplifying planning makes it easier to ensure all necessary dry goods are restocked in plenty of time and that tank and barrel capacity can handle the incoming juice. Once the schedule is in place, planners can easily adjust the schedule by simply glancing at the automatically synchronized maturity data, harvest dates and incoming fruit yield estimates on their mobile devices or computers.

Process2Wine also facilitates winemaking that uses only purchased fruit from different growers. Winemakers can add each of their growers and the vineyard blocks with the grapes they buy into the system. The result is full tracability and the ability to check progress. When they see a block close to optimum ripeness and want to taste the grapes, the winemaker can simply go to the map and tap on the block to get directions.

“We keep it simple because people don’t want to have to learn the system; they just want to use it,” says Chivite. “We aren’t only software; we’re partners on a project that brings everyone together, whether the winery is our customer or the customer of a vineyard management company.”

Whether you’re a winery owner, cellar master or a customer of a vineyard management company, you will always know what is happening right now during harvest with Process2Wine software.

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