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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2008/09/04 - For wine companies like Belvidere Winery that have wine made under contract, it’s now possible to monitor the progress of their wine production from any computer with an internet connection.
The most recent lab results, weighbridge and dispatch dockets, extraction rates, tasting notes, integrity statements, job history are all available online and without setting foot in the winery.
Furthermore, wine grape growers can have fruit analysis and weighbridge dockets automatically emailed to them during harvest. These features, and more, are available from any winery that has upgraded to the VINx2 winery production system with Owner Login and Reporting.
Belvidere Winery, one of Australia’s largest contract facilities installed VINx2 prior to vintage 2008. “At 15,000 tonnes this year, we had almost twice the amount of fruit coming in than last year. It took us months to sort out loose ends with our old system but VINx2 has been excellent. All the wines and their compositions have been tracked all the way from vineyard to dispatch to our customers”, said Paul Zeitz, senior winemaker at Belvidere Winery.
Whilst VINx2 excels in cellar management, the overriding feature for Mark Turnbull, Managing Director of Belvidere Winery has been the ability to provide a value added service to his clients. By supplying each client with their own VINx2 account, they are can login to VINx2 and, in their own time, get access to all the information on the wines they own. This allows them to make more informed decisions and have a say in the direction of their products.
“VINx2 is sensational. It adds a level of service that we just weren’t able to provide for our clients in the past. Our clients can jump onto the system at anytime and interrogate the database for the information they need, when they need it. They love it and no longer have to wait for our winemakers to turn around reports. One very powerful feature is the ability to see the opening and closing stock balance of a wine batch, for any timeframe, and the movements and additions in between. Providing all this is cost free in terms of our staff time – an outstanding innovation!”
While VINx2 is making waves in contract production, it is set to turn the difficult task of barrel management on its head with the upcoming release of the Advanced Barrel Management module. Again pioneered by Belvidere, this module uses barcode technology and portable wireless scanners for the real time management of barrels.
VINx2 (vinx2.net) is developed by Melbourne software company JX2 Technology (jx2.com.au). For more information contact Jamie or Josh or visit our website.