That’s a great concept! Yes, this would be the correct category
For one, each file could have something like this
## Lab Analysis Results
### Isotope Ratios (example)
### Composition Molecules (example)
# Extra Notes
Make sure to download the Dataview Plugin
And put a dataview query on a root file,
TABLE date as "Production Date", tank as "Tank Number", lab as "Lab Number", lot as "Lot Number"
This is more so a proof of concept because I have some pressing questions. How big is your winery? Are you a professional/commercial winery? Will you need to format? (bold, italic, highlight, add headings) Do you have any workers, if so, how many?
These are important questions to determine whether Obsidian may or may not be the best way of product tracking. Depending on the size of your winery, there may be too much information to manage and query in a timely manner
In addition, Obsidian is a note taking app. Dataview and management is possible. But, its not the best software to do so.
When studying cybersecurity, one of the first things you learn is the CIA triad. It stands for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.
Using plugins is risky and it does hinder the confidentiality of Obsidian. However, would this be sensitive data? If not, its okay to be a bit more lax. However, confidentiality should always be on your mind. Obsidian is not encrypted. Would you and your winery be affected if a plugin developer goes rouge and decides to harvest your data? If so, I don’t recommend Obsidian
Now, there’s integrity. Can you be sure that your data is yours and unmodified? Will your data have consistent accuracy and security? Are there any dangers of a middle man attack? If you’re keeping everything local, your integrity improves. But that means you can only share things manually (an issue for a company or group.) In addition, if you don’t know programming, it may be difficult to ensure a plugin isn’t malicious. Even in a non-malicious manner, Dataview might face a bug that incorrectly displays your data
There is, again, zero built-in encryption
Then there’s availability. Can you access your quickly data whenever necessary? Are there any reliable backups of your data? Are you safe from data loss?
You have to keep app load times in mind, which will get longer and longer as your vault size increases to drastic amounts. There is built in recovery! But, a full backup would require manual action or another plugin.
Obsidian is more-so for note taking. Of course, it can be used for data viewing. But I recommend professional food traceability programs like Safefood 360, Icicle ERP, or general ERP software (examples here).