Progress, slow but sure …

While it might seem that not much has been happening around here, in fact the quiet is because of work getting done. Not so much by me, I should add – but my colleague Marc has been hard at work on our prediction model, with help from a sizeable winery who have...

Another vintage down …

… and an interesting one it was. Given its difficulties, I wonder whether better planning may have made a difference to some wineries 🙂 On that – we have been making some changes to the registration process for Harvest-Plan that we hope to unveil soon. The...

Collaborative harvest planning

When CSIRO started the research that has resulted in the maturation modeling that underpins the Harvest-Plan service, one of the driving motivations was to foster what they called an “Adaptive Supply Network”, which in a SMART Conference presentation (PDF)...

Maturation models

[Another in a series of posts discussing differences in the Harvest-Plan subscriptions ] Grape maturity predictions are based on a maturation model built up over the data available in the pool. There are two models offered: generic and tailored. As part of the...

protecting the potential value of grapes

At the point of picking, each grape represents a potential value to a winery that needs to be protected if it is to be realised. Grapes are relatively fragile and perishable items, and the journey from vine to a controlled fermentation process, although brief, is full...