Over the past several years, Kunde’s drones have helped him to refine his sampling of the vineyard, pinpointing from high above where exactly the grapes have ripened to perfection, and where the soil has plenty of water – or not. “When trying to differentiate these zones on the ground, it is much more difficult to tell where they begin and end,” he says. “Using image analysis, I can quantify the exact area of these different growing regions.”

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