Photo: Supporting drones operated at the wine growing facilities, Source: © Ulrich Spitzmüller, Emmendingen

Regional winemakers encounter various challenges, including changes in industry structure, succession planning, labor shortages, climate change impacts, and sustainable farming practices. To address these issues, the “Weinbau 4.0” project, spearheaded by the Economic Development Agency of the Emmendingen district, was officially recognized on April 14, 2021. With an estimated budget of 5 million euros, including 3 million euros from the state of Baden-Württemberg and the European Regional Development Fund, this initiative aims to support small vineyards.

The overarching goal of the “Viticulture 4.0” project, slated for completion by 2027, is to drive innovation in winemaking. This entails leveraging cutting-edge technology and expertise to enhance farming practices. Key focus areas include conducting research, implementing advanced tools, and addressing logistical challenges such as steep terrains and underutilized vineyards.

The full text of the good practice is available to read and download in PDF format from the AgriSkills 4.0 e-Learning platform, section “Good practices”. You just need to search for it by name using the search box.

You will find additional 45 good practices, initiatives and use cases in the AgriSkills Reference Catalogue titled “AgriSkills Guidebook on Digitalization in Agriculture”.

Cover photo: © Elena Ray, 

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