Robots and drones in the vineyard, sensors in the fermentation tank, the QR code on the e-label: digitalisation is beginning to change viticulture
with giant strides. Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a decisive role
in this. Will the self-driving car be followed by the selfpressing wine barrel? Markus Blaser and Uwe Kauss have researched which trends will determine the future of wine.
January and February is the time for pruning. This is not an easy task, but requires speed, precision and experience. Because there is a growing shortage of well-trained specialists, we will more often see futuristic-looking figures in the vineyards in the future: semi-skilled workers with headsets whose "augmented reality" shows them where to make which cuts on each vine.