Barossa Valley winery uses Inoxpa Wine Pumps for fruit transfer

Winery uses a Inoxpa’s Kiber NTE progressive cavity pump to transfer must.

When a winery in the Barossa Valley was recently looking for a must pump to transfer their harvested grapes from destemming equipment, they started comparing price versus operation to choose the cheapest pump that fulfilled all of their requirements. This year's growing conditions have resulted in a bumper crop, leading many wineries to expand their processing to handle the increase.

Typically, the winery started by demoing a few of the inexpensive options available for transferring grapes from the destemming equipment. Rather than saving money by buying a cheap pumping system, the winery found that these solutions would cost them money due to the increased downtime, costly pump maintenance, and over maceration of the grapes during transfer. Further investigation led them to select Inoxpa's Kiber NTE progressive cavity pump. Designed specifically for fruit transfer, this turn-key solution features the ability to be moved for ease of placement, variable speed/remote control, level sensor and its ability for self-priming. The progressive cavity design ensures that the fruit is not excessively mashed during transfer.

Global Pumps is a distributor for Inoxpa pumps and stocks a range of pumps. Our ability to supply this pump in a time sensitive fashion during the grape harvest is just one example of how we go the extra distance to satisfy our customer's requirements. The cellar manager recently told us:

"We are very happy with our Inoxpa must pump. It has improved efficiency in our winery and I found it very easy to use and clean. The variable speed control makes it a very flexible pump, capable of pairing with a wide range of crushing/destemming equipment and is suitable for use in all wineries large and small. I believe the soft start and large capacity stator minimises excessive maceration of the fruit."