Wine Culture Articles

  • 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.

  • Influence of organic loading on winery lagoon performance & efficiency - Case Study

    Overview A winery in California faced the challenge of optimizing and treating their wastewater pond in a sustainable manner. The winery had brush rotors frequently breaking down, which were very difficult and time consuming to repair. They were seeking a more reliable option. Aeration Industries International provided that solution in more ways than one. ...

  • Agrivi Wine Management Module

    Throughout the world, grapevine growers are preparing for harvesting. Finished farm operations like pest and disease protection, pinching off leaves near grape clusters, and row maintenance, farmers need to manage on the highest level to have a profitable harvest and quality grapes. Agrivi for Vineyard Farmers Managing a successful vineyard is not easy. Therefore, farmers often ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Expanding to Include More Wine Companies

    Are new members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable a signal that the wine industry is stepping up to play a great role in sustainability and beverage industry best practices? The fact that the three newest members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) are all wine companies suggests that, in spite of unique factors that set the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Xylem helps Italian Winery toast success

    A case study on the Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine Winery, Verona Italian wine is enjoyed by many all over the world. However, to grow the best grapes, develop the best flavour and ensure success on a global scale, a seamless production process needs to be in place behind the scenes. The family-run Pasqua Winery in Verona, Northern Italy, has been making wine for over ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • Assessing the damage and restoring the land at Vergelegen Wine Estate - case study

    NCC was contracted to provide 24 hour fire fighting services for the 29 days that the Vergelegen estate was under threat. With the support of NCC’s thorough reporting and professional guidance, the insurer awarded the costs of re-setting the Alien Vegetation Clearing Plan. From February through March 2009 devastating fires swept through the mountains above Somerset West, burning more ...

  • Public choice theory as a tool for CMO wine reform analysis

    The purpose of this paper is a partial reconstruction of the role of agricultural lobbyist and national alliances, determining the effort of re–opening the Common Market Organisation (CMO) of wine Reg. 479/2008. The case considered is the liberalisation of replanting rights chosen as a tool of public choice (PC) analysis. The paper is divided into three parts. The first is a brief summary of PC ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Winery wastewater becomes fruit of their labor

    "Conserve water, drink wine," quips a common bumper sticker. If only that were true. Making a gallon of California wine, by various estimates, requires anywhere from a few dozen gallons of water to a few hundred. Most of that water goes toward irrigation. But some goes to the winery itself and comes out as waste. On average, wineries create 6 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of wine, ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Creative highways: cultural imperatives and financial returns in the wine industry

    For the past four to five years, the global wine industry has been experiencing severe dislocation between supply and demand at the lower to middle price-points. Wine industries have offered various justifications and excuses about why this is happening while at the same time struggling to implement viable recovery strategies. The overarching problems, however, remain an oversupply of wines with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Moving from creative to cultural industries: the case of the Australian wine sector

    The creative industries label is gaining increasing currency throughout academia and government circles. It is a tag that represents a conflation of cultural and economic qualities for the purposes of socioeconomic 'relevance'. It is also a tag that promises a level of recognition not normally witnessed within undernourished cultural sectors. There is, however, a price to be paid. There is a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecoflo ® Cluster Treatment System - Inniskillin Winery, ON, Canada

    Customer: Brew Creek Lodge, BC, Canada A tale of two wineries. Two regions. Thousands of miles apart. Vastly different as winemaking regions but united by a singular commitment to quality and innovation. In both Niagara and the Okanagan, Inniskillin offers a full collection of fine VQA wines made by dedicated winemakers and viticulturists committed to their craft. Building on that ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Treatment of winery wastewater by UV-A radiation

    Winery wastewater typically has a pH of 3-4, with COD (chemical oxygen demand) of 800-12800 mg/L, and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) 1500-6000 mg/L depending on the vintage cycle. To date, there has been no general agreement on the most suitable method for the treatment of winery wastewater. On the other hand, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) based on various techniques offer a promising ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Copper pollution in some vineyard soils of the Piedmont region (Italy): accumulation and mobility

    Cu-based fungicides have been heavily used against the mildew caused by Plasmopara viticola, widespread in the Piedmont region (NW Italy). Vineyards with high Cu contents in the top soil, have been studied. The past Cu input was compared with the amounts of Cu actually measured. Downward migration rate of Cu was investigated by applying a mathematical model. A chemical, physical and mineralogical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Zealand wine industry: a study of changing comparative advantage and competitiveness

    New Zealand wine industry has been growing rapidly in the recent years both in terms of wineries and exports which inter alia can be attributed to rising industry excellence. Australia, with several similarities to New Zealand in geography and climate, also recorded an impressive growth in the wine sector. This implies that the export growth achieved is not unique to New Zealand wine industry. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comparison of two techniques for nondestructive measurement of chlorophyll content in grapevine leaves

    Traditional methods for chlorophyll (Chl) measurement include wet chemical extractions and handheld Chl meters. The recent availability of small and affordable radiometers has provided means to estimate Chl from reflectance measurements. This paper compares the performance of a handheld SPAD Chl meter and a recently developed Red Edge Chlorophyll Index (CIred edge) for Chl estimation in grapevine ...

  • Hess Collection (Winery) WWT Paper

    Winery wastewater treatment at Hess Collection Winery (Napa, CA) features floating horizontal brush aerators, data logging, and computer monitoring and control to simplify required water quality reporting. Since installation in 2001, Hess Collection Winery has never been out of compliance with state discharge limits. Wineries generate a strong organic wastewater that is highly depending on ...


    By S&N Airoflo Inc.

  • The role of research in wine: the emergence of a regional research area in an Italian wine production system

    In recent years, the wine industry has undergone a radical technological modernisation in which scientific research has become extremely prominent. Focusing on a Italian regional research system related to wine, we provide a detailed account of the structural features of the research and extension institutions. The empirical analysis is based on detailed interviews with people from research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The awakening of the sleeping giant: export growth and technological catch-up of the Argentine wine industry

    Argentina represents the fifth world wine producer, ranking immediately after Australia, Spain, Italy and France. However, the export boom of Argentine wines is very recent, and its breadth is still limited with respect to that of other New World producers. The paper analyses the key drivers of innovation lying beneath the performance of the Argentine wine sector and the key changes occurred in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treating Winery Wastewater Without Ponds

    Wineries traditionally treat their wine process wastewater with aerobic (aerated) ponds to biologically degrade the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The treated wastewater from these ponds needs to have a BOD of 40 ppm or less (depending on the location of the winery) before the winery can discharge the water to the vineyards for irrigation. The discharge level of 40 ppm as well as the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Winery Wastewater Treatment Summaries

    Successfully Treating Winery Wastewater Save $135k Treating Winery Wastewater Many smaller wineries have outgrown their septic tanks, and larger wineries have outgrown their treatment ponds, a BioReactor gives increased capacity at a fraction of the cost of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

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