Winery Sanitation

Managing a Clean and Sanitary Winery

People love drinking wine and although there are ups and downs in the wine business, this revered beverage will always be valued by millions of consumers across the globe. In America alone there are an estimated 11,000 wineries, and the worldwide number is thought to be in excess of 300,000, ranging from small boutique wineries to extremely large, multinational wine companies.

Wine making is a complex artform, and some of the best winemakers in the world set the standard for managing the finest operations. Superklean Washdown Products recently visited one of these acclaimed winemakers, Alessio Carli, at the Dorcich Family Vineyards in California. Tucked away in the beautiful Uvas Valley, this family owned and operated winery is the culmination of generations of successful, estate wine production.

Alessio, a native of Sienna Italy, makes SuperKlean Hot & Cold Mixing stations and Standard winery nozzles important components in his strategy to sanitize his winery, both inside and outside. Please watch the attached video to see Alessio providing SuperKlean with a personal tour of Dorcich Family Vineyard.

Notable is how Alessio uses 10 low-cost SuperKlean 3600 Series Hot & Cold Water Mixers spread strategically through work areas, with short, 25-foot hoses that are easy to uncurl and replace on the 3600’s included hose rack. This reduces the amount of time that his workers need to spend dragging longer, harder to handle hoses around the winery. It also reduces wear and tear on the hoses and potential tripping over hoses left off the hose rack. Excessive dragging of hoses, especially over rough, concrete-type floors can cause microscopic abrasions to form on hot water hoses. This provides breeding grounds for unwanted bacteria and pathogens that the best wineries endeavor to minimize. He completes his assembly with several Standard nozzles. These winery sanitation nozzles are excellent for every application with variable spray patterns and a rear mounted lever to reduce hand fatigue. This combination of DuraMix 3600 Hot & Cold Water mixing unit, shorter washdown hose, and Standard winery nozzle is the popular set up for many wineries across the world. 

Alessio has trusted and used SuperKlean’s environmentally exceptional winery sanitation products for over 17 years, and currently makes over 6,000 cases of wine, with varieties including cabernet, merlot, Syrah, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. If your travels bring you to the vast Northern California wine region, please make sure to make Dorcich Family Vineyards a destination you will treasure forever.

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