As one of its main objectives for 2002 Adega de Borba has decided to implement a quality control project from the growing of the vine to the bottle, thus guaranteeing the traceability of the products throughout the production process. In order to accomplish this, the Adega has invested:
- In IT hardware tools (thus connecting all the main spots in the winery and guaranteeing delivery of the information in real time in all the main spots) and software systems integrated amongst themselves (geographical information system – SIG, management of the winery – Vinigest, and commercial management – Primavera);
- In state-of-the-art equipment to perform the analysis of the grapes and the wines;
- In the implementation of the analysis of the grapes throughout the maturation process ‘till the harvest, aiming to perform a careful analysis and to evaluate the quality of the grapes, and to promote the separation of the raw materials, thus guaranteeing a greater control of the winemaking process s and increasing the quality of the end products;
- In the implementation of the quality control for the “dry” materials (analysis of the corks, bottles, capsules, labels, quality of the bottling process) in order to satisfy the expectations of our clients and guarantee the quality and security of all our products.
All these investments were then gathered and in a sole objective even more ambitious in accordance with the quality policy drafted by the Adega de Borba Coop which was the implementation and certification of a quality and food security management system complying with the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005 directives: to achieve the clients’ satisfaction and the food security guarantee of Adega de Borba’s products.