The pilot project in Georgia involves the Georgian Technical University (GTU) and the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics – MIFP (Italy). The objective of the pilot project was to organise staff exchanges between the two participants and organise tailored training modules to GTU’s staff on topics relevant to the optimisation of the wine making process.
During the pilot project, GTU and MIFP worked on the zoning of wine growing areas and their topographic specificities (type of soil, relief, etc.) which might influence the wine production and its organoleptic characteristics. GTU also collected a large number of data in order to map the Georgian vineyards and assess the quality of the grape produced. The partner GTU prepared a comprehensive report on the viticulture of Georgia which as been distributed to a wide number of Georgian wine makers. The report is also available for download on the bottom of this article.
Then, GTU and MIFP focused on the development of a mathematical model and algorithm for controlling the wine making process. To do so, GTU's staff first evaluated different software to collect the useful data such as biological, chemical and other physical parameters of wine making process. The proposed simulation model develop by GTU intends to increase the control efficiency by 60-70% compare to the existing.
Report on the Viticulture of Georgia (download)

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609553.