Flash Détente

An evolution of thermovinification for red wines, in flash détente, de-stemmed grapes are heated to 80-85 ᵒC then immediately pumped into a vacuum chamber where flash vaporisation of water inside the vacuoles of the grapes skins, causes them to explode, releasing all the pigments contained within, while avoiding the jammy characteristics of thermovinified wines.


STARS-XF: A Case Study

STARSXF describes the process of both stabilizing and filtering wine, in one pass, often immediately prior to bottling or bulk tankering. This process has been shown to be highly efficient in terms of time, energy consumption and both reduces the use of additives and reduces process losses over alternative methods.  This technology saves time and…


New Zealand Trials of FreeK+ Ion Transfer Technology Begin

Vintech Pacific’s Technical Winemaker, Christian Kuun, has been conducting on-site trials this week with the Agrovin mini-Freek+ trial unit that arrived in the country recently. This small-scale technology demonstration unit processes as little as 200 litres, which is often sufficient to treat a 2,000 litre batch of wine, is now available for on-site demonstration of our new ion transfer capabilities.

Spinning Cone Column

Spinning Cone Column Has Arrived

Quality Low & No Alcohol Wine & Beer are Now a Reality Vintech Pacific’s new ConeTech Spinning Cone Column has arrived in New Zealand and is currently undergoing commissioning at our facility in Hawke’s Bay. This new technology process occurs under vacuum so the temperatures reached are much lower andfor far shorter periods than with…

Reverse Osmosis

MemStar Reverse Osmosis

MemStar Reverse Osmosis A Technology Feature Article Technology: Memstar Reverse Osmosis Type: Filtration & Membrane Technologies MemStar (Membrane Separation, Treatment and Removal) Reverse Osmosis is an advanced membrane technology for the selective removal of targeted molecules from wine with minimal changes to the rest of the wine’s composition. MemStar Reverse Osmosis is a mobile service…

RDV Filtration

Rotary Drum Vacuum Filtration

A Technology Feature Article Technology: Rotary Drum Vacuum Filtration Type: Filtration & Membrane Technologies The RDV filtration process recovers juice and wine from lees that would otherwise be discarded. As much as 80 percent of juice from lees that was once dumped down the drain can now be kept – all adding to yield per…