How RFID Tags Are Applied To Wine Anti-counterfeiting?

The wine industry, especially the high-end wine industry is a highly profitable industry. Tempted by profit, many unscrupulous people are desperate to make and sell counterfeits, and news of fake wine harming people often appear. For wine enterprises, it is crucial to do a good job of customer management in the supply chain management, to be responsible to customers and to strengthen the quality control of their own goods, which puts forward high requirements for product anti-counterfeiting management and traceability inquiries of wine enterprises.


Currently, RFID technology is widely used in the wine industry. KWV, one of the best wine companies in South Africa and a wine giant, has adopted RFID technology to track the barrels in which the wine is stored.

Since this kind of barrel is expensive, and the quality of KWV’s wine is closely related to the vintage and frequency of barrel use, KWV utilized a system provided by the local RFID Research Institute to use  RFID tags to track barrel locations, usage times, and when new barrels need to be ordered. When a barrel is tagged with a label that records basic information about the barrel, KWV employees can use the ID code to find and inquire about the use of the barrel, such as when it was used, its location and background information (such as the barrel maker).

The U.S. wine producer, eProvenance, has implemented anti-counterfeiting controls for wine by attaching RFID tags to the bottom of the bottles. The label chip is printed with a unique ID code to the bottle of wine, which corresponds to all the information of that in the data center.

The practice of eProvenance is a typical case of using RFID technology for anti-counterfeiting management in the wine industry. Using the uniqueness of RFID tags to record wine bottle information, the company has effectively achieved anti-counterfeit tracking and prevented counterfeiters from being able to imitate wine bottles for profit.

Some Chinese wine manufacturers have begun to apply RFID tags to anti-counterfeiting management, such as Zhang Yu winery. To prevent tampering and eliminate counterfeit products, Zhang Yu winery became the first domestic large-scale application of RFID technology in the field of production of wine enterprises in April 2009.


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Post time: Aug-19-2022