Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages production

Alfa Laval provides a comprehensive range of technologies, solutions and equipment that wine-making companies and distilleries worldwide rely on in their operations. These include extraction, concentration by evaporation, thermovinification and all kinds of heat treatment, cross-flow filtration, stabilization, heating and cooling, and recovery and clarification by centrifugal separation. We also supply solutions for fluid handling, mixing and tank cleaning as well as filling and packaging.

The delicate balance

Alfa Laval provides a comprehensive range of technologies, solutions and equipment that enable wineries to maintain complete control, to achieve maximum flexibility, scalability and reliability, energy efficiency and uptime, and to post an exceptional return on investment throughout a long equipment service life.

Alfa Laval provides solutions for the wine and grape juice industry that include thermovinification modules, juice extraction plants, continuous tartaric stabilization, evaporation systems for juice concentration, pasteurizers and sterilizers, high-speed centrifuges for clarification and polishing and other equipment. These specialist set-ups are always designed to help boost energy efficiency, as well as to roll back environmental impacts of all kinds.

Alfa Laval covers the entire wine making process from grape juice extraction to specialised waste water solutions. 

Why partner with Alfa Laval

Winemaking is an industrialised process that also involves skilled craftsmanship and the application of a delicate, specialist art – all at the same time. Alfa Laval is a trusted partner of wineries around the world with a comprehensive range of technologies, solutions and equipment. We help you maintain complete control, to achieve maximum flexibility, scalability and reliability, sustainability and uptime.

Global Know-How combined with New Zealand Presence and Service

Our wine industry experts know how best to apply Alfa Laval technologies to the processes important for customers so they can achieve wine of better quality, using more cost-effective systems that help improve profit margins. We combine access to global experts with our local Sales and Service resources in NZ to maximise outcomes for your business and ensure an exceptional return on investment throughout a long service life.

The R&D edge

Alfa Laval works continuously to strengthen its contributions to the standards and capabilities of winemakers all over the world. The company supports research projects related to innovative process lines via partnerships with French and Italian research institutions. Alfa Laval is also an official partner in an international enologist network to boost exchanges of know-how and expertise between winemakers, academics and industrial partners.

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Applications

Grape juice extraction with Foodec Decanter

Alfa Laval’s patented Foodec centrifuge process, which replaces traditional pressing and clarification, allows you to go directly from grape reception to fermentation in one single step by extracting high quality must from grape mash with low turbidity.

Wine clarification with Clara separator

Alfa Laval’s comprehensive range of disc stack separators helps you maximise yield with flexible technology engineered to increase yields and reduce product losses. Ease of operation saves you time, and unique features improve energy efficiency while preserving the delicate flavours of wine must, young wine and ready wines.

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