The Cardano Foundation has partnered with the National Wine Agency of Georgia to track product supply chains.
As part of the partnership agreement, the Cardano blockchain will be used to ensure the “quality and authenticity of Georgian wine,” according to representatives of the fund. A pilot project to use Cardano to track wine will be launched in the Georgian city of Bolnisi, where up to 100,000 bottles of wine harvested in the fall of 2022 will be monitored. The wine itself will not be bottled until spring 2023.
In addition, the National Wine Agency of Georgia will use the Cardano blockchain to create public records from existing wine certification data destined for export markets. Guram Avkopashvili, founder of the Bolnisi Winemakers Association, said that over the next ten years they want to export 12 million bottles of wine from Bolnisi.
“Now we produce a total of 200,000 bottles of wine, which we sell to the markets of Georgia, Europe, the USA, Australia and China,” Avkopashvili added.
Blockchain technology has long been used to track supply chains. For example, back in 2019, Nestle and Carrefour announced that they would control the quality of baby milk using blockchain. Moreover, the Chinese authorities have also approved the use of blockchain to track the tea supply chain.