I’m actually interested in both hydroponics, aeroponics and controlled environments.
Given how grapevines age and the size they can grow to, can you even grow a grapevines long term in this type of environment?
I was lead here after watching the piece on 60 minutes recently. Our company retails wine, and also produces wine for our controlled brands. But I am mostly interested in whether or not, in a controlled environment, can you create a growing environment not only similar to a certain region geographically, but can your environment mimic the vintage characteristics from any given year (x amount of rainfall, sunshine, temps etc.)
Some of the soil characteristics seem to transfer into the grape / wine flavor. Limestone rich soils produce a type of wine different than one from slate. Can these types of characteristics be created? Could, in a controlled environment, you produce grapevines that have the same characteristics as ones grown in blue clay?
Lots of questions Not sure how much work has been done on the answers. Would be interested in looking to work with people who are either already working on these problems or are interested in them.