What We Do
Counterfeit wines are estimated to account for as much as five percent of the secondary market (Wine Spectator). For centuries, most wineries made little effort to make sure their wines could not be faked. But now, concerned that customers will lose confidence and stop buying, wineries are exploring ways to make sure future bottles can be authenticated. New technologies that allow vintners, collectors, auction houses and law enforcement to easily validate the authenticity of their products are needed.
SigNature DNA marks can provide the ultimate in forensic protection for all fine wines. By marking bottles, corks and/or labels, DNA can help to protect fine wines from counterfeits and diversion. SigNature® DNA uses the DNA from plants to mark and authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied. We create customized, unique SigNature DNA markers that are applied into an ink, or directly on the package or product itself. It will not alter the quality of the product, nor will it require major changes to the manufacturing process. SigNature DNA can work together with RFID and other product tracking systems. Stable and persistent, virtually any item can be protected with SigNature DNA with an error frequency of less than 1 in a trillion.