Know your vines, produce quality grapes for quality wine.

Sectormentor for vines is an app that helps you to know your vineyard, grow healthy vines and produce quality grapes for quality wine

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“Sectormentor helps us run our business effectively. It’s a management tool for out in the field, the more data I have about what’s going on in the vineyard the better I can do my job.”
Will Davenport, Davenport Vineyards, East Sussex
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Why Use Sectormentor For Vines?

Really know your vines

Really learn what works and doesn’t work on your vineyard with a good set of historical evidence. All data collected is easy for anyone in your team to look at and understand, unlike info in soggy notebooks.

More informed decisions

Have up-to-date information about your crop this year
Use the data from this year and previous years, combined with your knowledge and experience, to make more informed decisions
Use Sectormentor to record careful observations which allows you to catch problems early.

Easy to use

Made by farmers for farmers. This app is simple, all farmers pick it up in less than 5 minutes, no faff

Learn from other vineyards

Be connected to a community of vintners all monitoring their vines and sharing their learnings as they go.

5 Key Features

Sectormentor for Vines helps to build ecology, beauty and profitability in the vineyard. Here are some of the ways it helps you do that:

Nutrient Balance

Understand long-term Nitrogen levels available in the soil and work to optimise soil health.

Soil Health

Simple soil tests you can do on site to better understand the health of your soils, particularly focused on the biological activity in the soil.

Predict Yield

Knowing your approximate yield early allows you to work with the winemaker and cellar to ensure you have enough space when harvest comes.

Best Grape Quality

Work with vigour control for a healthy vine producing quality grapes.

Monitor Ripeness

Track ripeness of different varietals/areas so you are ready to harvest at just the right time for top quality grapes

The 10 key metrics to measure in your vineyard  Click here

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What is Sectormentor? Why has it been developed?

What does Sectormentor provide you with?

In the Field:

  • Easily add any info & photos in a few seconds. Use RFID tags to quickly identify a location
  • Very customisable setup, so you can record 10 key metrics and more
  • Works offline, you don’t need WIFI or 3G to record data
  • Requires very little training – just a few pointers and you are off
  • You can record information on different scales: so by row, bay, vine, or at the block or variety level etc.
  • Single entry system – greatly reduces human error and provides information you can trust

Back at the office:

  • Have all your photos and records in one place visible immediately to winemakers and vineyards managers wherever you are.
  • Powerful graphs for easy analysis and to draw out insights from your data (examples here)
  • Download your data into spreadsheets for further analysis if needed

How does Sectormentor work?

Blog and Case Studies

The Vineyard Helpers 655 386 Sectormentor for Vines

The Vineyard Helpers

While keeping up-to-date with vineyards across the globe on instagram we’ve come across an array of very important vineyard assistants who keep watch, control pests & weeds and nurture the soil & vines. This is an ode to all the furry, feathery and invertebrate friends who call a vineyard home.   The Vineyard Manager Bacchus…

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English Wine Week: Vineyards working for beauty, ecology and profitability 560 397 Sectormentor for Vines

English Wine Week: Vineyards working for beauty, ecology and profitability

For English Wine Week we want to highlight an important part of the growing English wine movement – the vineyards who are striving for a system which works with and for nature, not against it, without comprising the bottom line. These vineyards are stripping back at every stage of the winemaking process: from growing the…

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Case Study: When to Harvest? The power of graphs 900 600 Sectormentor for Vines

Case Study: When to Harvest? The power of graphs

It’s important to measure grape sugar and titratable acid from veraison up to harvest. It allows you to predict when you will start picking, get everything in place and also to decide the optimal time to harvest for great quality grapes based on the Brix:TA Ratio (explained here). Judging ripening and when to harvest is…

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We are part of a future where independent farms thrive

We are farmers

Our family farm 12 hectares in Chile. As fellow farmers we fully understand the joys of farming and the difficulties. We also understand we all need to have diversified, resilient farming businesses. We created these apps originally for our own farm. After talking to neighbours we realised that no one is making digital tools for farms like ours. So we started to share what we made with farmers in Chile and then in the UK, where half of the family (and much of our small team) are based.

We enable independent farmers with digital tools

We aren’t talking Artificial Intelligence, robots and drones. Yes, they may be useful in a more distant future but there are super simple digital tools we can use today that can revolutionise the opportunities for independent farmers like ourselves.
We want to ensure that independent farms continue to thrive in this increasingly digital world, and can take advantage of the amazing opportunities to be connected, learn together and collect data for our own farms to make better informed choices going forward.

Team

Abby: CEO & Co-founder

Abby loves creating digital tools that enable independent farmers to thrive – both these apps and the podcast Farmerama Radio. She also helps run the farm in Chile with Tom.

Inti: CTO & Co-founder

Inti is excited about creating digital tools that are simple and easy to use on the farm.

Tom: Farmer & Co-founder

Tom is head farmer and runs their 12 ha farm in Chile (he is Abby’s dad).