Visualizing your Vineyard Management Year with Process2Wine®

Visualizing your Vineyard Management Year with Process2Wine®

As the vineyard moves from winter pruning through bud break to veraison and harvest, a vineyard manager and his team continuously work their way through the canopy, tending vines and grapes to ensure they yield the highest quality wine possible.

At each stage in the process, the team takes measurements : logging hours worked, recording the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides applied, counting the flowers and grape bunches on each vine, measuring Brix level, and noting the date they captured each metric. Viticulturists must synthesize all this information to assess the health of the vines, progress of the grapes, the efficiency of the work and make decisions about all parts of the vineyard’s management.

Process2Wine® software simplifies this process with an affordable cloud-based solution that captures more than 400 metrics, much of it automatically. This dynamic, interactive software connects the entire team, from workers to vineyard managers and winery owners, to the metrics that will make the most difference in their productivity. 

For owners and managers, Process2Wine® software provides a global view of their vineyards and the workflow throughout the year, providing sophisticated decision-making support. The vineyard management year starts by accessing a GPS satellite image for a birds-eye view of the entire parcel on their desktop. Drilling down to individual blocks reveals the cultural data beneath each, including original planting dates, rootstocks, number of rows and vines producing, potential yields, and all the records of past vintages, including materials costs and payroll summaries. 

As the vineyard moves from winter pruning through bud break to veraison and harvest, a vineyard manager and his team continuously work their way through the canopy, tending vines and grapes to ensure they yield the highest quality wine possible. At each stage in the process, the team takes measurements : logging hours worked, recording the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides applied, counting the flowers and grape bunches on each vine, measuring Brix level, and noting the date they captured each metric. Viticulturists must synthesize all this information to assess the health of the vines, progress of the grapes, the efficiency of the work and make decisions about all parts of the vineyard’s management.

Process2Wine® software simplifies this process with an affordable cloud-based solution that captures more than 400 metrics, much of it automatically. This dynamic, interactive software connects the entire team, from workers to vineyard managers and winery owners, to the metrics that will make the most difference in their productivity. 

For owners and managers, Process2Wine® software provides a global view of their vineyards and the workflow throughout the year, providing sophisticated decision-making support. The vineyard management year starts by accessing a GPS satellite image for a birds-eye view of the entire parcel on their desktop. Drilling down to individual blocks reveals the cultural data beneath each, including original planting dates, rootstocks, number of rows and vines producing, potential yields, and all the records of past vintages, including materials costs and payroll summaries. 

Just as the software’s vineyard map allows you to quickly see your entire operation, using Process2Wine® to map out tasks and assign work teams to prune, spray and pick each block in advance helps you visualize the coming year. As the year unfolds, you can review the observations you and your team recorded on your phones while in the vineyard, study the time and materials expended, and evaluate a myriad of the other data. If weather or other factors disrupt the schedule, you can easily revise it on the drag-and-drop calendar, even from your phone. This work schedule also becomes your template for each subsequent year, allowing you to make improvements, adjust for each year’s unique circumstances, and track differences in the harvest and its associated costs. With it, you can estimate material and labor costs, harvest expectations and other factors for future years and track your success against those goals. As the vineyard year moves through spring, pesticide materials, their content, and the disease target, Process2Wine® calculates the quantity needed and automatically populates the Pesticide Use Report (PUR) with no manual data entry. The system supports sending e-mails or text messages to notify employees and neighbors of upcoming treatments and posts an alert when re-entry is due. You can visualize the re-entry period on the vineyard block map and check-in remotely as the application progresses, watching tractors move through the rows in real-time. 

Just as the software’s vineyard map allows you to quickly see your entire operation, using Process2Wine® to map out tasks and assign work teams to prune, spray and pick each block in advance helps you visualize the coming year. As the year unfolds, you can review the observations you and your team recorded on your phones while in the vineyard, study the time and materials expended, and evaluate a myriad of the other data. If weather or other factors disrupt the schedule, you can easily revise it on the drag-and-drop calendar, even from your phone. This work schedule also becomes your template for each subsequent year, allowing you to make improvements, adjust for each year’s unique circumstances, and track differences in the harvest and its associated costs. With it, you can estimate material and labor costs, harvest expectations and other factors for future years and track your success against those goals. As the vineyard year moves through spring, pesticide materials, their content, and the disease target, Process2Wine® calculates the quantity needed and automatically populates the Pesticide Use Report (PUR) with no manual data entry. The system supports sending e-mails or text messages to notify employees and neighbors of upcoming treatments and posts an alert when re-entry is due. You can visualize the re-entry period on the vineyard block map and check-in remotely as the application progresses, watching tractors move through the rows in real-time. 

Process2Wine® is available to all vineyard team members on their mobile phones or laptops, a vital benefit since they are closest to the details of day-to-day vineyard operations. Not only can they record their work hours and tasks as they complete them, but they can also enter their observation of the vines and grapes as they occur. « Giving the workforce responsibility for critical data gathering by connecting via their smartphones can increase their sense of responsibility and commitment to their jobs » says Alain Sutre, President of ERTUS GROUP, the developer of Process2Wine®. « This also gives them essential information right in their pockets when they work alone when time is precious. Geo-localized terminals give the workers access to only the information that the worker requires. » 

During harvest, Process2Wine® automatically captures test results from the labs as they perform them so you can effortlessly monitor malic acid and all the measures user to control the maturity of your vines, including manual entry of crop weight  from the field. You can track the progress of each block’s harvest yield and compare the results with pas years. Creating new wine lots is simple and allows you to name the lot by destination container and indicate the type of wine, volume, vintage, color, appellation, stage and more. « This software is flexible, accessible, and so easy to use that vineyard managers juste have to see it to believe the amazing things it can do, » says Patrick Oates, COO. « You can do 80% of what the software has to offer from your cell phone while standing in the middle of a vineyard, which saves 50% of your time compared to doing it on paper. It’s remarkable how much you get for the price. This software can take wineries to the next level. » 

The Ertus Group team builtProcess2Wine® using their hands-on knowlegde and expert grape growing and winemaking expertise to create an affordable and practical data-driven decision-making solution. Their goals are to elevate vineyard management to precision viticulture while creating efficiencies in cost and labor. A Process2Wine® consultant works with every new client when you deploy the software to refine the functions to your needs and define the reports you’ll use, and remains available to help you achieve those goals in your vineyards. 

Process2Wine® is available to all vineyard team members on their mobile phones or laptops, a vital benefit since they are closest to the details of day-to-day vineyard operations. Not only can they record their work hours and tasks as they complete them, but they can also enter their observation of the vines and grapes as they occur. « Giving the workforce responsibility for critical data gathering by connecting via their smartphones can increase their sense of responsibility and commitment to their jobs » says Alain Sutre, President of ERTUS GROUP, the developer of Process2Wine®. « This also gives them essential information right in their pockets when they work alone when time is precious. Geo-localized terminals give the workers access to only the information that the worker requires. » 

During harvest, Process2Wine® automatically captures test results from the labs as they perform them so you can effortlessly monitor malic acid and all the measures user to control the maturity of your vines, including manual entry of crop weight  from the field. You can track the progress of each block’s harvest yield and compare the results with pas years. Creating new wine lots is simple and allows you to name the lot by destination container and indicate the type of wine, volume, vintage, color, appellation, stage and more. « This software is flexible, accessible, and so easy to use that vineyard managers juste have to see it to believe the amazing things it can do, » says Patrick Oates, COO. « You can do 80% of what the software has to offer from your cell phone while standing in the middle of a vineyard, which saves 50% of your time compared to doing it on paper. It’s remarkable how much you get for the price. This software can take wineries to the next level. » 

The Ertus Group team builtProcess2Wine® using their hands-on knowlegde and expert grape growing and winemaking expertise to create an affordable and practical data-driven decision-making solution. Their goals are to elevate vineyard management to precision viticulture while creating efficiencies in cost and labor. A Process2Wine® consultant works with every new client when you deploy the software to refine the functions to your needs and define the reports you’ll use, and remains available to help you achieve those goals in your vineyards. 

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