Let’s head south of Barcelona, to the Vila Rodona cooperative, a century-old winery that has remained at the leading edge of winemaking. Innovation is indeed not a question of age but of character. The Vila Rodona cooperative winery, founded in 1919, proved this by carrying out, together with the teams of OENODIA and TecnoEquip, the very first remote commissioning of a STARS unit.
The cooperative winery of Vila Rodona is located in an extraordinary architectural setting of modernista style – the Catalan version of Art Nouveau. But the real treasure lies in the tanks and bottles that patiently wait for the time when they will be ready to be tasted: Vila Rodona produces cava, an effervescent made using the traditional method, from the Macabeu, Parellada and Chardonnay grape varieties. In 2008, Vila Rodona inaugurated new aging and bottling facilities, equipped with cutting-edge technologies, in order to further improve the quality of its wines. At the end of 2019, Vila Rodona decided to acquire a STARS60 in order to respond ever more effectively to the demands of its markets. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TecnoEquip and Oenodia have teamed up with the cellar team to allow the delivery and commissioning of the equipment in May 2020. Oenodia has thus achieved the very first remote commissioning of its history, a feat only made possible thanks to the local support from TecnoEquip, the full involvement of all team memberss, and of course the trust of the cooperative management.
The responsiveness implemented to enable the remote commissioning of STARS® units is now more than ever an undeniable competitive advantage for responding to an increasingly globalized and uncertain market.
Winery photo credit : Celler cooperatiu de Vila Rodona