Winely provides automation of lab based sampling for winemakers. 

  • Removes the need to take measurements from the tanks
  • Alerts and updates when ferments are not going according to plan
  • Help prioritise which tanks need addressing first
  • Increase utility of current tanks
  • Health and safety - minimises the need to utilise catwalks

Our Winely device provides real-time updates on pH, Brix and temperature.

Our proprietary 13 sensor technology provides live, accurate real-time overview on the ferment.

This is provided back to the winemaker via our elegant, intuitive software. Cloud based, no software installation or setup, automatically updated, accessible on any device.

We save our customers 6-10 hours a day for every 50 tanks they have, by removing the need to manually retrieve and run lab samples in the primary fermentation. We provide consistently accurate data, enabling the winemaker to make quick and easy decisions on interventions and additions.

Product details

The Winely solution has a hardware and software component. 

The hardware:

Installed on top of a tank

Example of a unit installed

Installation options: on the tank or on the catwalk

The hardware unit sits on your wine tank - either hung on a nearby catwalk bar or attached to the tank itself. The sensors that measure the real time data from the tank are then placed inside the tank. The sensors are protected meaning you can continue your normal procedures with the ferments (plunge downs, pump-overs, running agitators etc) without concern. You can also remove the sensors at any time (for cleaning etc). 

The hardware components are food safe and comply with all electrical regulations. 

The software:

The software provides a reading on pH, Brix and temperature from the wine tank every 15 minutes. You will be able to quickly look at an overview of your entire tank farm as well as click into individual tanks for more details.

The software records the data giving you overall trend information on your fermentation. If the wine tank has multiple ferments for the vintage you’ll be able to finish the ferment and start a new one. You can store the data and access it all year



What stage of fermentation is Winely used for?

Primary ferment - the first 6-20 days that your wine is in the tanks.

How many units does a winery need?

One per tank. Devices can be used for multiple ferments in the same tank.

How accurate are your measures?

As accurate as any human with lab equipment. We aim for accuracy of 0.002 on measures. 

Other measurements?

We’ve started with the daily measures but soon will be releasing new sensors for other attributes. 

What are the risks?

None - Winely hardware passes all food and electrical certifications and is designed in a way that will never interfere with your winemaking practices. We provide 24/7 support and technical help.

Pricing and payback period?

Please reach out and request a quote as pricing does depend on region, tank numbers and other factors. We average for a 1-3 year payback period.

Installation and delivery time?

We will always get you our product before your vintage kicks off. To help us out please give us 3 months notice of an order and preferred installation time. We will access your winery facility for installation to determine network coverage and power supply setup. This will take no longer than a week and will not interrupt any of your winery processes.

More questions?