Welcome to Thoughtpool – a site associated with the Thoughtpool business to be a window on what we’re doing and why.

Thoughtpool itself is (as the name implies) a “pool” of data and models based on that data that can be commercialised via web services. Our first project is related to the wine industry, building on CSIRO research [PDF] into planning a grape harvest based on prediction of the date the grapes will reach a desired ripeness, or maturity (cautionary note: the CSIRO document covers a lot of ground, and we’re not looking to provide all of those ideas – yet). We’ve called it Harvest-Plan, and set up a customer interface site.

So what is Harvest-Plan? It is a tool for wine grape harvest planning, that aggregates individual block maturity predictions into a harvest calendar that takes firmer shape as more samples are incorporated into the predictions. It is subscription- and web-based, and is available for large and small organisations growing wine grapes and/or making the wine from them. If you have an interest in or responsibility for planning a wine vintage, then check out the Harvest-Plan site, or get in touch with us.

Protecting Value

Protect the value in each grape via earlier planning and increased cooperation throughout your vintage network

Collaborative planning

Share your intake planning with the supply network; harvesters, transporters and crushing wineries

Better maturity prediction

More accurate predictions of grape maturity with a longer planning horizon


Register now to improve your vintage planning

Latest updates from the blog …

This should happen more often …

Last weekend was the annual weekend away with a bunch of friends - a couple of nights away in some salubrious location for a break from the everyday, and usually a fair bit of wine and food. We hit up the Barossa Valley, one of South Australia's prime winegrowing...

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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 kindly...

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Vinteloper’s Urban Winery project

David Bowley of Vinteloper Wines isn't afraid of a new idea. Witness his experiment with a “fold-up” winery in the depths of his home city, Adelaide. In an effort worthy of Renew Adelaide, DB has taken over the courtyard of a retail premise that has been empty for...

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