Enolog is developing the world’s first autonomous wine fermentation control system. Enolog’s automated system, with real-time data updates and an innovative punch-down mechanism, presents the next stage in wine technology evolution.
The system supports the winemaker’s objective to maximize the potential of any grapes to produce the best possible wine quality by combining advanced technologies with expert enologist know-how.
The Enolog system provides enologists with an advanced tool for maximizing the fermentation process in all the tanks in the winery, in a timely manner. A single robot can control 15-20 tanks.
The Robotic System consists of state-of-the-art sensors providing real-time data (e.g., color, density, oxygen, temperature) on the fermentation status; an innovative punch down mechanism controlled by the sensor readings or at intervals set by the enologist; and modules for controlling the peripheral systems involved in the fermentation process (e.g., cooling, mixing). Readings are analyzed by proprietary algorithms and added to a growing database connected to the cloud (IoT) to provide enologists with analytical data for optimizing fermentation.
Enolog’s systems will enable a winery to —
Stage: Technology development
Founded: January 2015
Investor: The Trendlines Group
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Fermentation of more than 8,000 liters of red wine (for a boutique winery) using the robotic prototype versus enologist-managed tanks, resulting in over 20% higher color extraction into the wine of the tanks managed by the Enolog system.
With competition and pricing in the wine industry driven mainly by quality, wine producers focus their efforts on improving their products. Wine quality depends greatly on the quality of the grapes — and the production process — with fermentation process control being a major influencing factor.
Today, enologists monitor wine fermentation manually. This poses two challenges:
More than 27 billion liters of wine are produced every year in more than 400,000 commercial wineries worldwide, with the majority (>80%) located in the top 10 wine-producing countries.
Enolog's automatic, real-time system optimizes wine quality.
Alice Roth, CEO
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