Concha y Toro

Concha y Toro 14/05/2024

CyT News

Viña Concha y Toro and Inria Chile join forces to become leaders with Corfo in Industrial Revolution 5.0


Collaborating with the Chile-based French Institute for Research in Science and Digital Technologies, the company aims to create advanced technologies for grape harvesting operations with the use of artificial intelligence. 

An excellent relationship between the public and private world meets in the Vendimia 5.0 initiative, led by Viña Concha y Toro and Inria Chile, the only center created by the French Institute for Research in Science and Digital Technologies outside of France. 

The objective of the Harvest 5.0 project is to optimize productive and qualitative decisions in the grape harvest through a digital transformation to improve human-machine planning, which is especially relevant in a scenario of climate change. For this purpose, the company seeks to develop a digital system integrated with predictive models based on explainable artificial intelligence to predict harvest volume, vine phenology, grape maturity monitoring, and the scheduling of grape reception and winemaking operations. 

“Keeping harvest and winemaking operations efficient is critical to the industry, especially in an environment where climate change is making the process more challenging.”, said Viña Concha y Toro’s project leader, Ricardo Luna. 

The initiative implements the so-called Industrial Revolution 5.0, an evolutionary phase driven by the advanced integration of artificial intelligence and greater collaboration with humans. In this context, it stands out for significantly enhancing the ability of human understanding of machine-generated results. “While there are similar projects within the wine industry abroad, this initiative positions itself as a global project by proposing integrated solutions based on explainable artificial intelligence to optimize and manage various stages of the winemaking process in conjunction with humans.”, said Nayat Sanchez-Pi, director of Inria Chile.