Winery Production and Refrigeration Systems

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Winery Production and Refrigeration Systems

Winemaking is the production of wine, starting with selection of the grapes or other produce and ending with bottling the finished wine. Winemaking can be divided into two general categories:

  1. Still wine production (without carbonation)
  2. Sparkling wine production (with carbonation – natural or injected)

Besides wine making equipment, larger wineries may also feature warehouses, bottling lines, laboratories, and large expanses of tanks known as tank farms. Refrigeration accounts for as much as 50%-70% of winery electricity consumption. The oldest winery in the world found to date is a 6,000 year old winery in the Areni region of Armenia, which is still a wine making region today.

Large wineries have state of the art equipment and modern technology to produce a range of quality wines that are known and enjoyed the world over. These precious products require great care throughout the process of:

  • Growing
  • Processing
  • Fermenting
  • Aging, and
  • Bottling

Each fall, at the peak of the seasonal harvest, large volumes of grapes are crushed and made into wine. During this process, every batch requires close attention and careful handling during and after the fermentation. It is very important at every step of the process to stay on schedule and also maintain proper temperature so as to complete the full development of the wine and its distinctive flavor. The results could be devastating if the process is interrupted by any means. The temperature control system preserves the quality of the product throughout the winemaking process. The biggest concern for the large wineries during power outage is that thousands of gallons of priceless inventory can be ruined.


To ensure that operations will continue if power is lost, many commercial wineries invest in standby power generators. These generator sets provide standby power for the extensive refrigeration system that keeps the wine properly preserved. At Worldwide Power Products, we specialize in power generation equipment including new and used engines and generator sets for all industries.

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