Creating connections.

At VineForecast, we believe that the combination of data and human knowledge will be the driving force for sustainable agriculture. That's why we are developing a decision support system that not only digitizes paperwork but also provides wineries with valuable insides about their vineyards.

Our goal is to make the complex processes in the vineyards visible and understandable in order to provide winemakers with new insights and to advance sustainable viticulture.

Das VineForecast Team

The people behind the software.

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Richard Petersik

Founder & CEO

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Paul Petersik

Founder & CIO

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Max Nowack

Founder & CTO

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Helyne Adamson

Research & Development

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Katja Spaeth

Marketing & Sales

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Laura Plodek

Business Development

Hands-on and agile to create a user-friendly software

VineForecast was launched in 2019 as a project by Paul Petersik based on his master's thesis topic. Together with his brother Richard, he drove through Germany to meet winemakers and understand their challenges. The first prototype was tested in 2020 with trial partners across Germany. 

To date, our development process consists of four building blocks: seeking conversations, understanding problems, developing & testing features, and iterating. Every feature is developed collectively with our customers to combine their skills and generate the maximum added value for all users.

Today, VineForecast helps over 500 wineries minimize crop protection to the minimum necessary and increases labor efficiency in daily field operations.

ERO und VineForecast auf den Agrartagen 2022
Laura Plodek und Richard Petersik
Wolfgangs Weine / Habitat eG mit dem neuen MeteoTracker
Gründer Vineforecast

Our partners

We bring together partners from viticulture, agriculture and software development to use their combined experience to meet the challenges of our customers.


Leading manufacturer of viticulture machinery (from foliage wall to soil cultivation) in the German-speaking area

slashwhy GmbH & Co. KG

Leading software developer for digitalization projects in the agricultural industry (e.g. GRIMME, CLAAS, 365FarmNet)

Join the team

We are regularly looking for new team members. With us, you are guaranteed to get your hands dirty and take on responsibility from day one. We value flat hierarchies, clear communication, and full ownership.