"As advances in technology rapidly transform our world, the wine business, often perceived as an arcane mix of immutable tradition and arbitrary complexity, will not be exempt. The OpenVino Project seeks to revolutionize the way wine is thought about, sold, and consumed. We are actively seeking participants from the technology and wine worlds and the press to explore new ways to talk about organic viticulture, transparency and ethical business practices, blockchain trading technologies and new models of ownership and value assessment. Whether your interests lie in wine, technology or business; organic viticulture, cryptocurrencies or product distribution, we invite you to explore The OpenVino Project."

What is the OpenVino project?

OpenVino is an experimental collection of open-source software packages, business processes and designs, currently under construction by a global team of idealists. OpenVino is not a company, and we are not developing products to be commercialized in the future. While the first implementation of OpenVino is being built for the Costaflores boutique winery in Mendoza, Argentina, we hope our experiments will be freely adopted and modified by other wineries and businesses. Here is an in-depth project overview.

Who are the people behind OpenVino

Mike Barrow
Team Lead

Juan Carlos Gea
Design Lead

Antonio González
Technical Lead

Emiliano Velazquez
Cryptocurrency Chef

Federico Elgarte
A Smarter Contract

Salvador Zapata

OpenBravo Guru

Jacqueline Smith


Mica Vera

Community Manager

Matt Bell


Jason Hall


Manuel Ponce

Blockchain Legal

Virgnia Buenanueva

Crypto Accountant

Pablo Ballarín

Cybersecurity Sentinel

Dr. Carla Bonina

Entrepreneurship Investigator

Jordi Estapé Canal

Sidechain Expansionist

Lucas Planelles Coronas

Genetics Advisory

What are the objectives and requirements?

Here we have laid out our project objectives and requirements in 6 information silos

1) Growing the Grapes – all things about organic viticulture

2) Making and Delivery the Wine – from the crush and bottling, to storing, shipping and exporting.

3) Managing the Business – general accounting, inventory, financial, personnel, taxes

4) Selling Wine-backed Cryptocurrency – using the blockchain to build customer-defined pricing

5) You Drink It, You Own it – how customers respond to their drinking experience

6) Telling our Story – Getting the word out

What is our technical architecture?

Here are the pieces we are putting together, and here is the cookbook we are writing as we go forward.

How is the OpenVino project managed?

Loosely, but here is concise project methodology.

How can I get involved? 

After you have read our documentation, let us know where and how you would like to collaborate. Send a message to openvino@costaflores.com


  • Ethereum Conference, Paris, 8-10, March
  • 2° Congreso Internacional del Rosado, Peñafiel, Spain, 12 March
  • Bitcoin Day - Buenos Aires, 5 April
  • Press Presentation Openvino -  Falena, Buenos Aires, 6 April
  • Presentation Openvino and wine tasting - La Malbequería, Buenos Aires, 17 April
  • Presentation Openvino and wine tasting - Vinoteca Epicureos, Buenos Aires, 18 April
  • Presentation Openvino and wine tasting - Vinoteca La Bodega Luján, Buenos Aires, 19 Abril
  • Presentation Openvino - Sun Party, Madrid, Spain, 16 May
  • Go Madrid CataPop Blockchain - Madrid,  Spain, 17 May
  • Revsion.io Forum - Berlin, 21 June
  • Cata de Ideas - Zaragoza, 19 July
  • Conector / Slash Mobility - Barcelona, 19 July
  • Natureba, Sao Paulo, 4 August
  • Bitcoin Day - Monterrey, Mexico, 16 August 

Contact: openvino@costaflores.com