A perfect storm is developing in the US farm labor market and currently in the cross-hairs of several different forces, none of which are good for US growers looking to at least contain labor costs. AbroadOver the course of the past several years, the Mexican non-farm job market has improved, redirecting traditional farm workers to better … Continue reading Controlling Rising Labor Costs
Choosing The Right Vineyard Tie
While a seemingly trivial matter, vine tying, typically performed during the winter months after pruning, should be well thought out. Generally speaking, grapevines are either cane pruned or spur pruned, while occasionally you can find spur pruned vines with a kicker cane left in place. Choosing the proper vineyard tie should be based predominately on … Continue reading Choosing The Right Vineyard Tie
The basket press has been used for centuries as a means of extracting delicate white wines from destemmed grapes and high quality must from fermented red grapes. Today’s technologies bring the basket press back to the fore-front of high quality wine production. Gentler on fruit than it’s counterpart the bladder press, Mori’s basket presses enable … Continue reading Basket Presses
Next Generation Destemmers / Crushers
Dinamica is the latest generation of destemmers / crushers from Mori Luigi Co. The Dinamica line of machines range in size from 3 to 25 TPH and are designed to maintain the highest possible fruit integrity while extracting the maximum level of quality berries and simultaneously reducing MOG to a bare minimum. The Dinamica line … Continue reading Next Generation Destemmers / Crushers
Choosing the right vineyard tie
Choosing the correct vineyard tie seems straight-forward and simple, really a no-brainer. However, often times vineyard managers chose their tie for the wrong reasons, usually picking the cheapest product available. Choosing the correct tie can potentially save countless hours of labor and money and improve yields. The “correct” vineyard tie to use depends upon … Continue reading Choosing the right vineyard tie
Introducing the D-Selector6 by Mori Luigi Co.
The D-Selector6, a combo destemmer/auto mechanical sorter is the latest offering by Mori Luigi. the revolutionary machine is comprised of a destemmer and automatic mechanical sorter with available optional crushing unit. With the D-Selector6, winemakers can now de-stem grapes directly onto an automatic mechanical sorting line then quickly direct quality berries into the crushing unit, the … Continue reading Introducing the D-Selector6 by Mori Luigi Co.
A Pump Worth Knowing
The Mori Peristaltic Pump Is A Pump Worth KnowingThe Peristaltic pump may be the most versatile pump available to winemakers. It is, arguably, the most gentle pump as well. And, it could be said: if it can fit into the pump inlet, the peristaltic pump can move it. This includes juice, wine, fresh grapes (whole clusters), destemmed and … Continue reading A Pump Worth Knowing
MORI Bottle Filters
Mori’s line of gravity fillers offers easy-to-use solutions for filling still wine into bottles ranging in size fro 375ml to 1.5L. The stainless steel 4 and 6-spout fillers are available in a table-top version as well as on a base with wheels, and contain a float mechanism for level control and 14mm spouts. For cleaning, the … Continue reading MORI Bottle Filters
Cleanliness cannot be over-stressed in the winery. Not only does a winery have a legal obligation to produce a product that is pure and free from contamination, it is in the winery’s best interest to produce a clean, contaminant-free product in a sanitary and safe environment. A significant portion of a winery’s sales is actually sold … Continue reading Winery Hygiene