Grape Handling Articles

  • Winemaking - A Must Read

    BackgroundThe art and science of winemaking have been around for thousands of years. Winemakers rely on their instincts, palettes, and a thorough knowledge of the nuances involved in every stage of the winemaking process as they strive to achieve the flavors and qualities that they desire.Even a cursory overview of certain elements of the process underscores the critical role played by ...

  • Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program: Seeking Solutions for Winery Wastewater

    Seeking solutions for winery wastewater How to properly treat and dispose of wastewater is an issue for any production facility. This includes Ontario’s wineries, which face some added challenges: many of their operations are small and the bulk of their wastewater is produced during harvest season. With the help of an investment from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Digitizing Farms for Traceability - Case Study

    Challenge This is the case of one of India’s leading farmers’ producer company consisting of a collective group of 8000+ marginal farmers who grow fruits and vegetables on less than one hectare of land. They started growing grapes with the intent to sell the same to exporters and were faced with the challenge of meeting the strict requirements on traceability, compliance & ...

  • Success story Orka Tarim, Turkey – Case Study

    Orka Tarim is company based in Manisa, Turkey, which was established in 1994 following decades of dried grape production and trade by the Orka family. Following a $12m investment in 2011, Orka Tarim now operates one of the most advanced grape processing facilities in the world, employs 350 people and provides high quality products globally. Currently 90 percent of the company’s produce is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Grapes Dehydration for Raisins Production in Turkey

    Raisins are produced commercially by drying harvested grape berries. In order for a grape berry to dry, water inside the grape must be removed completely from the interior of the cells onto the surface of the grape where the water droplets can evaporate. However, this diffusion process is very difficult because the grape skin contains wax in its cuticle, which prevents the water from passing ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • Arsenic present in the soil‐vine‐wine chain in vineyards situated in an old mining area in Trentino, Italy

    The present study follows arsenic (As) transfer through the chain of soil‐vine‐leaves‐grapes‐wine to assess the possible risk of arsenic intake related to consuming grapes and wines produced in 10 vineyards located in a mining area rich in this element. The results are compared with date from 18 uncontaminated areas. In the soil, the content of As extracted with acqua regia and that available, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Performance evaluation of solar tunnel dryer for grape drying

    This paper presents the performance of solar tunnel dryer to dry chemically untreated grape. Average air temperature rise in dryer was in the range of 20-21?C above the ambient temperature and it was almost constant in the dryer. The solar tunnel dryer of size 10 ? 3.75 m² is in position to dry 320 kg of grapes from 85% (wb) moisture content to 16% (wb) moisture content within seven days. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hielscher Ultrasound: Food Processing - Extraction and Preservation

    Consumers demand for minimally processed fresh-like food with high sensory and nutritional attributes. Hence gentle, but targeted non-thermal food processing and preservation gain importance. Ultrasound is probably the most simple and most versatile method for the disruption of cells and for the production of extracts. Hielscher ultrasound is efficient, safe and reliable.   Today, thermal ...


    By Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH

  • Amelioration of the physical properties of slate processing fines using grape marc compost and vermicompost

    The effect of grape marc compost and grape marc vermicompost on the soil physical characteristics of slate processing fines, a waste produced during the processing of slate blocks, has been evaluated in two short-term studies. In the first study, the slate processing fines were mixed with the composts at three rates (4, 8, and 16% dry weight, equivalent to approximately 60, 120, and 240 Mg ha–1), ...

  • Winery solid residue revalorization into oil and antioxidant with nutraceutical properties by an enzyme assisted process

    ABSTRACTRevalorization of the winery industry residue, grape seed is studied for the production of an oil and defatted meal with nutraceutical properties. Conventional grape seed oil extraction process is carried out by pressing at high temperature affecting the product quality. Oil extraction by cold pressing improves product quality, but it gives a low oil yield. Oil extracted is increased at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A critical process analysis of wine production to improve cost, quality and environmental performance

    ABSTRACTWine production in South Africa is delocalised, with numerous small-to-medium sized producers within several regions within the Western Cape. Whilst adapting to new technological changes, producers have to respond to pressure from consumers and governments regarding the environmental consequences of winemaking, especially water usage and pollution. To date, no systematic analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot Test for Dinoseb Reduction at an Agricultural Facility

    Site Summary Dinoseb (2-sec-butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol) is a phenolic herbicide used on soybeans, vegetables, fruits and nuts, citrus,and other field crops for the selective control of grass and broadleaf weeds. It is also used as an insecticide in grapes,and as a seed crop drying agent. In 1986 dinoseb was banned as a commercially available product in the U.S. becauseof the potential ...


    By Regenesis

  • Monitoring level of wine vats

    Solid’s MonoScan takes control in Suntime Winery, China, monitoring the wine level in over 60 wine tanks. Suntime Wine Co. in Manasi city is today amongst the top 10 list of manufacturers of red wine in China. Suntime Winery produces red and white wine for both the local Chinese market and the international market. The winery aims for best performance, investing a great deal of time, care and ...

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