Pillitteri Estates Winery: Remote Monitoring Protects Delicate Grapes
When you’re responsible for the well-being of grapevines at a successful winery, the entire business is essentially in your hands. Such is the life of Jamie Slingerland, director of viticulture at Pillitteri Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. In his 29 years of growing and harvesting grapes, he has logged many chilly, sleepless nights in the field protecting fruit buds and vines from the cold. But he has more to worry about than his personal comfort.