The Moro family has been farming the same vineyards in Spain since 1932. The bodega joined the D.O. Ribera del Duero in 1989 and quickly established itself as one of the region’s leading producers of top-quality award-winning wines.
The management achieved important advances in the field of viticulture. The latest collaboration has been signed with Vodafone for the creation of a high-quality, sustainable winery, digitally managed through a network of field sensors and the application of artificial intelligence, Big Data and satellite technology to the field.
ABACO Group has developed the IT platform for the Vodafone project – “Sensing4farming” – awarded as an innovative solution by the AUTELSI Association last week. Sensors will be installed in the vineyards and, together with the high-resolution satellite images, will allow Bodegas Emilio Moro to measure key environmental factors and health and vigour of the grapevines. Data will be processed and immediately sent to the winery oenologists’ and technicians’ mobile tools, supporting them in their decisions.
The general benefits of the ‘Sensing4Farming’ solution include:
- reduced production costs and environmental impact (thanks to reduced water, fertiliser and energy consumption)
- increased quantity and quality of production (by permitting a more selective application of the treatments)
Innovation and digital agriculture practices maximise the oenology potential of the vineyards and minimise the environmental impact of wine production. Technology can help strengthening up the identity of wines and optimise traditional agricultural practices. As the president José Moro underlined, “Today’s innovators are those who will create tomorrow’s tradition”.
by Caterina Santachiara