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Biome Makers wins the WINnovation award


The company based in San Francisco (CA), has received an award from the Wine Industry Network for WineSeq®, its DNA ultra-sequencing tool that improves precision enology.

Biome Makers is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Wine Industry Network (WIN) award that recognizes the most innovative industry suppliers and service professionals, with the goal of celebrating the spirit of creativity and leadership. The company has revolutionized the wine industry with WineSeq®, able to identify the complete vineyard microbiome as well as the fermentative species, in order to develop precision enology.

“When we approached the development of WineSeq®, we realized that there was no reference to the communities of microorganisms living in the vineyards,” Alberto Acedo, Biome Makers CSO, and co-founder said. “Currently we have processed more than 3,000 samples coming from 18 different countries and we have a great representation of the microbial fingerprint of prestigious vine-growing areas such as Napa or Sonoma in California, and Ribera del Duero, Rioja or Canary Islands in Spain”, Adrián Ferrero, Biome Makers CEO and co-founder, added.

WINnovation Awards honor companies that have developed ground-breaking products or practices and have made positive contributions toward the advancement of the North American wine industry. Among all the applications received in the fifth edition of these awards, Wine Industry Network has selected five companies that represent the vanguard of product and service innovation, essential for the advancement and prosperity of the wine industry.

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A very successful year

This WINnovation award arrives at the same moment when Biome Makers has published its 2017 Success Cases dossier, a complete document that contains more than twenty practical examples of the application of WineSeq® technology. The Success Cases dossier intends to be support material for winegrowers and winemakers in order to help them better understand the vine and wine diseases as well as the risks and enhancers in their fermentative processes.

WineSeq® identifies the microbiome fingerprint of soil and helps predict the effects that the microbiome has on the fermentative processes and organoleptic profile of the wine. This analysis also provides an early diagnosis of the disease before any symptoms are shown.