New grape presses have arrived at the teaching winery!

This week saw two big additions to the Cornell Teaching Winery with the arrival of the new grape presses, which will begin to be used to process fruit in enology classes. The Scharffenberger presses, distributed by Europress, are the first units of this size in the United States.  These very small scale, research grade, membrane style presses are small enough to be used on student winemaking projects, but have all of the features of the most advanced production scale models.  With both manual and automatic modes, students will learn about processing factors which impact juice quality.  One press has a volume of only 100 L with an open tank, while the second one has a 300 L capacity with a closed tank and internal drain channel.

Enology lecturer Patricia Howe with the teaching winery’s new grape presses
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