VinSense welcomes creative partnerships with wine grape growers, wineries, industry groups, educational institutions and consultants and service providers in the grape and wine industry. We are currently partnering with two Napa area vineyards and a vineyard and orchard in southern Indiana.
We also partner closely with Purdue University, where the technology was developed and licensed to VinSense.
Robert Biale Vineyards was founded in 1991 by four partners including Robert Biale. The Biale family has a long history of farming in the Napa Valley dating back to the late 1930’s after they originally emigrated from Italy. They initially started farming Zinfandel only and sold the grapes to be used as bulk wine.
Today about 70 years later, Zinfandel is still the main varietal that Robert Biale is known for, but they also produce Petite Sirah, other varietals, and red blends. The wine comes from their own vineyards (~10 acres) as well as from over 20 small vineyards contracted in Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and Contra Costa counties. One of Biale’s specialties is working with very old vines and a number of their wines are sourced from unique heritage vineyards.
We currently have sensors and microclimate stations in two Biale vineyards.
Tres Sabores is a small, family-owned ranch is located on the western Rutherford Benchland of California’s Napa Valley, where they grow over 20 acres of organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes, olives, Meyer lemons and exotic pomegranate cultivars.
Their single-vineyard wines include Tres Sabores estate Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from the Farina Vineyard of Sonoma Mountain.
We installed sensors and a microclimate station in Tres Sabores vineyard in late March 2015.
Huber’s Orchard, Vineyards and Winery is a diversified agricultrual producer with 600 acres of farmland on which they grow grapes, fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees and pumpkins. It is Indiana’s largest estate bottled winery, with everything from the vine to the bottle done on the property.
Huber has over 65 acres of vineyards and produces award winning wines, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Seybal Blanc, and many other varietals.