WINEMAKING SOLUTIONS AND CONSULTING
In addition to the commercial solutions and work with trademarks in international markets, Wine at Source offers winemaking solutions and consulting services to improve the competitiveness of our producers in these new markets.
The development of private labels is another important area for Wine at Source. Our team prepares and controls the production of more than 1 million bottles under private label found in the main wholesalers of the United Kingdom and the United States.
The momentum given to new wine projects is another service we offer, advising on the projection and development of these projects from the first moment, which allows us to control the production and commercial processes to achieve the best possible results both qualitatively and quantitatively.
An integral package covering the 3 main areas of consulting for wineries:
1. VITICULTURE AND WINEMAKING SERVICES
The main objective in viticulture for any winery is to obtain quality wines. The final quality of the wine depends, inevitably, on the quality of the grapes, which in turn depends upon the management of the vineyards, the terroir and the elaboration process generally. Knowing this, our team offers consultancy on key aspects:
Plantation management and layout; Choice of appropriate varieties; Pruning methodology and timing; Vineyard maintenance; Vine-growing; Irrigation; Prevention and control.
2. OENOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY
Today, keeping up-to-date with innovation and knowledge in the industry is vital for the survival of any winery. Therefore, there is abundant knowledge and research in the wine industry that must be put at the service of the whole wine sector. Apart from the vineyard itself, the second component of great importance towards the quality of the grape and thus, the end quality of the wine, is human intervention. Wine is a product of nature, but if we abandon a wine to nature’s will, it will never reach its full potential. The wine requires the technical intervention winemakers give it to express themselves fully. This is why our winemaker offers a specialist consultancy service in the following areas:
Evaluation of a winery’s needs prior to harvesting; Choice of appropriate machinery and methodology for harvesting; Selection of appropriate harvesting times; Choice of most suited vinification methods; Specialist help throughout the winemaking process; Getting the right style of wine and wine corrections; Aging of the wine; Final blends to obtain the desired styles and quality.
3. MARKETING CONSULTANCY
Wine at Source has a team of experts with a long experience in the wine industry who can manage the entire marketing process. The key point for the success of any brand is the development of their own style to create a personal identity that will differentiate them from others. This can be done by:
Studying any gaps in the market that will allow for a differentiation; The development of specific brands and styles that fit this new identity; Advise on how to strategically position your winery and brands in order to increase sales in specific markets; Exports management and communication.
ENTRY LEVEL WINES: LOW, MID & UPPER ENTRY
Now about that most difficult of beasts, wines for supermarket groups!
Entry-level wines clearly play a key part in any retailer’s offer and Spain is the most popular choice.
Here, except for Premium level multiretail brands, we work with large cooperatives and specialist volume bottlers who can assure sustained quality and price.
Supply usually involves working to a tough brief: price target, label style, format, other dry goods, and wine style of course.
The suppliers we work with have experience in the sector on domestic and foreign markets, and are certified by either BRC or IFS, and are able to meet independent audits.
Entry-point wines usually come with private label as a prerequisite. Nonetheless, we can also offer our own brands, such as Tierra Mística, or a winery brand, to bottle at your required Denomination of Origin or area.