Printhie Blog.

January 18th 2012

Winemakers toys

​Well, guess what turned up today… a brand spanking new wine press.

It’s just like Christmas all over again. Toys for the winemaker, big, shiny new toys with lots of buttons to push and moving parts and instructions to read – batteries not included.

Out of the container rolled the Europress P80, all the way from Germany. The bloke from Germany will visit us in a couple of weeks to help put it all together. Until then we will just have to casually admire it as we walk past.

I am hoping for big things from this new press. We now have a dedicated red wine press (the old press) and a dedicated white grape press (the Europress). The Europress will allow us to press whole bunches of grapes which will deliver juice with less colour and tannins and finer textures. Alternatively, we can crush grapes into the press and store them there for a couple of hours before pressing to enhance fruit aromas and complexity while producing completely different textures to whole bunch pressing. It will increase the flexibility of winemaking practices we utilise and hopefully increase the quality and appeal of the wines we make. Additionally, it will increase our daily pressing capacity and efficiency. It is sounding like a win-win situation. And that is exactly why the press has been purchased. It’s a significant layout of capital but one we think will have a significant effect on our winemaking and wines. It is one of the things I love about working for a family-owned producer like Printhie – they can see the value it in and they are prepared to invest in the future.

Vintage just got a whole lot more exciting.

Check out our Facebook page for photos of the Europress arriving at the winery.

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Always a pleasure @jeniport - thanks for visiting, hope you enjoyed the Orange region, the wines & lollipops lol :)
10:43am on Sun 16 October
My 1st taste of these elegant wines from Orange. Hope to see @PrinthieWines in the UK soon. The name says it all! pic.twitter.com/BxTf2uVf9z
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3:46pm on Tue 26 January
Just cleaned the press in readiness for #V16 but it is still only January. Noooo!!! Surely vintage is still months away #CoolClimate #Orange
4:40pm on Mon 25 January
No rest for the wicked. Great to see you at the pointy end of the racing. All the best for the season. twitter.com/Mark_Renshaw/s…
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12:39pm on Sun 24 January
Thx to Colin & Roy for joining #epic cycling. Pics are Roy about to launch up the big climb & 3 of us at Lake Lydell pic.twitter.com/28okIO08T4
12:31pm on Sun 24 January
@WinePeloton #epic #cycling was from Orange, over the Blue Mountains, to Penrith on the outskirts of Sydney. Why? Life is short
12:26pm on Sun 24 January

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