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What Presses Do Commercial Wineries Use?


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#1 nickfox45

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

I'm looking for some more info (for a friend) on the typical equipment a small commercial winery would use. I see a ton of information on various sizes and types of crusher/destemmers, but the only presses I ever see are the small home winemaking variety. Can someone enlighten me what these commercial wineries use for presses? I can't imagine them doing thousands of lbs of grapes in a giant basket press with a big rachet. Do they go the bladder press route?

I guess part 2 of this question is this: is there a place to find and purchase these commercial presses online? I do Google searches but all I end up with are hits for this forum! :D

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

For starters: http://www.stpats.com/index.htm
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:20 PM

Hydraulic basket presses often used.
http://www.tcw-web.com/Products/Presses/Presses.htm

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

If you're looking for the big industrial size stuff, do a Google search on "pneumatic wine press" or "membrane wine press".



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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

Thanks everyone, that definitely got me headed in the right direction.




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