BarrelWise has developed a system that makes managing wine barrels simple. It allows barrel topping, sampling, sulphating, and chemical analysis to occur in one interaction, all without ever opening the barrel.
"I was impressed by the concept, and somewhat surprised by how much time saving it demonstrated. The system showed potential to significantly optimise barrel care processes, delivering labour savings, and improving consistency. The ability to keep the barrels closed is another benefit for us at Sandhill. This makes for a safer environment for the wine, reducing risks of microbial contamination, and gives me added confidence that our wine is protected."
- Sandy Leier
BarrelWise Technologies Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company providing technology to enhance wine production and analysis. BarrelWise was started in 2018 by three MBAs and two PhD Mechanical Engineers at the University of British Columbia (UBC).