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…

STS45 Centrifuge

STS45 Centrifuge

A Technology Feature Article Technology: STS45 Centrifuge Type: Clarification Vintech Pacific operate the mobile, skid-mounted STS45 centrifuge from Separator Technology Solutions in Australia. This versatile technology is highly effective for clarification of both wine and beer at various stages of the production of either. The STS45 is a high-speed, centrifugal, vertical, self-cleaning, two phase, disk-type…

Flash Détente

Flash-Détente

A Technology Feature Article Technology:       Flash-Détente Type:                   Extraction   It is an inconvenient truth that not all grapes are created equal.  Try as we might and no matter how much skill, love and attention are showered on viticulture, sometimes the weather gods just have it in for us, when harvest time comes around.  Similarly, many…

Spinning Cone Column

Spinning Cone Column

A Technology Feature Article Technology:       Spinning Cone ColumnType:                   Distillation   The Spinning Cone Column is a technology that offers promising possibilities to the wine, beer and drinks industries and Vintech Pacific is at the forefront of research into spinning cone applications in New Zealand. Traditional distillation techniques use heat to evaporate and capture volatile compounds…

Pall XL6 High Pressure Crossflow

Crossflow Filtration

A Technology Feature Article Technology:       Crossflow Filtration Type:                   Filtration & Membrane   Vintech Pacific were pioneers of crossflow filtration technology for the New Zealand wine industry.  Today, we are the acknowledged leaders in crossflow filtration as a service for New Zealand’s wine producers. Crossflow filtration differs from more traditional ‘dead-end’ filtration methods in several ways.…

Memstar Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis vs Ultrafiltration

A Technology Feature Article Technology:       Reverse Osmosis & Ultrafiltration Type:                   Filtration & Membrane   Reverse Osmosis and Ultrafiltration are offered as on-site services in New Zealand exclusively by Vintech Pacific. Both services employ reverse osmosis technology but use membranes of differing pore sizes, which enables a wider range of quality enhancement results to be achieved.…

Microstar Mobile Laboratory

Microstar Mobile Laboratory

A Technology Feature Article Technology:       Reverse Osmosis & Ultrafiltration Type:                   Filtration & Membrane   Vintech Pacific’s Reverse Osmosis and Ultra-filtration technologies provide winemakers with a diverse range of tools for enhancing wine quality and for the development of new products. In simple terms, these are advanced membrane technologies that enable winemakers to selectively remove constituents…