Vinification is the process that transforms the grapes into wine. The process of vinification differ from region to region, financial state of the winery and the grape types. The harvesting time and the type of oak used for aging are based on the region in which the wine grapes are grown.

Wine making process involves the following stages:

  • The first step in wine making process is Harvesting or Picking. Grapes should be harvested at the right time in order to make good wine. Harvesting can be done either mechanically or by hand.
  • The process of separating the grapes from the stems and cluster parts is called Destemming. Some of the wine makers keep some fragments of the stem to increase the wine tannin.
  • After destemming the grapes are crushed to extract the juice from the skin. This is done before the fermentation process begins. In the olden days bare feet is used to extract the grape juice, now a day machines like crushers are used.
  • Separation of grape juice and the skin is named as pressing. After crushing the grape juice will flow freely, selected wineries use pressers to make sure maximum juice is released.
  • Once the grapes are pressed they are introduced into the process of fermentation. During this process the grape juice are converted into alcoholic beverage. The yeast interacts with the sugar in the grape juice and converts them into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
  • Once the wine is purified and refined, they are preserved with sulfur dioxide or potassium sorbate. During the natural process of fermentation a minimum amount of sulfites are produced, but more is added for the use of commercial preservation.
  • Wines are aged for a particular amount of time to get more welcoming wine. Once after purification, the wines are moved to wooden barrels for aging. Metal vats, concrete vats and glass carboys are also used in some cases to increase the flavor.
  • After aging, the wines are bottled. During the process of bottling a final dose of sulfite is added to the wine to prevent it from uninvited fermentation in the bottle. The bottles are then sealed with cork and screw caps.

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“Our biogenic packaging solutions combine the highest standards of freshness with respect for the environment and are particularly suited to the food industry.These solutions go by the name of Packnature,” says VPZ. Continue →

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Its Hemp Manuka Sparkling beverage was launched alongside another new drink, Lemon Manuka Switchel, at the Auckland Food Show, on 25-28 July. Continue →

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Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said the grant enables Pact Group to prioritise this project ahead of many others.  Continue →

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A vegetable-picking robot created by researchers at the University of Cambridge, in the UK, has been put to the test in fields. Continue →

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The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8 percent in 2018. Continue →

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Expo 2020 expects to attract 25 million visits to the world fair, to be held in Dubai from October next year, and New Zealand businesses will be able to capitalise on the opportunity through a business leveraging programme. Continue →

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Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which has been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand. Continue →

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Known as Asia’s number one packaging and processing exhibition ProPak Asia 2019 will fill the 60,000 square metre location. Continue →

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Nine influential Kiwi women from across the primary industries sector gathered in Manawatu to discuss where-to-next for our food producing nation. Continue →

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Cryovac, Darfresh on Tray eliminates 40% material scrap, all while delivering extended shelf life and supply chain efficiencies
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Turn your back on hate.

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A new joint venture aims to provide Kiwi SME exporters a greater presence and an improved representation at the negotiation table with the world’s largest international shipping companies in the wake of changing global trends. Continue →

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Food and beverage companies are among a throng of other industries keen to get involved with the 480ha Ruakura Inland Port and logistics hub development, built by Tainui Group Holdings in Hamilton and earmarked for opening next year. Continue →

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Apex Labelling has announced both a strategic relationship with Australian company Result Group and the commencement of sales and service supporting Herma labelling heads to the New Zealand market. Continue →

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La Trobe University is investing $205,000 in a project that will help Australia’s 2500 wineries deliver quality wine to consumers by turning smartphones into portable testing devices that can detect sulfur dioxide levels in wine. Continue →

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FoodCap Ltd and Simpro Handling Equipment have announced a strategic partnership to expand the local reach of FoodCap’s unique bulk material handling system. Continue →

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Each wine is unique. Soil, weather, geology, varietals, and the style of wine making, are all decisive yet variable factors that give each wine a unique character.
Each wine is unique. Soil, weather, geology, varietals, and the style of wine making, are all decisive yet variable factors that give each wine a unique character.
Winemakers all over the world are combining wine making traditions of millennia with innovative approaches and ideas, to address consumer demand for high quality products and a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Winemakers all over the world are combining wine making traditions of millennia with innovative approaches and ideas, to address consumer demand for high quality products and a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.