February 2013 addition
Neck freezers, disgorging and dosing machines, liquor mixers, semi-automatic corking and wire-hooding machines:
Encapsulated yeast for second fermentation:
Approximate price: $182/kg (700-1000 bottles/kg)
Heavy duty manual crown capper (26 and 29 mm capacity):
Napa Fermentation Supply - Approximate price: $180
Hand corker and wire hooder:
G.W. Kent - Approximate price: $3295 for Rapid 49 Champagne corker/hooder
Semi-automatic crown capper:
Criveller - Approximate price: $900
Durfo (Piemonte, Italy): Available through Functional Winery Supply
Criveller - Approximate price: $8500
TDD-Grilliat (Epernay, France)
Criveller - Approximate price: $8600 for 30 bottle freezer
Durfo (Functional) - Approximate price: $4000 for 10-bottle freezer
TDD-Grilliat - Approximate price: $4000 in 2008 for single-bottle disgorger.
Useful Winemaking Charts
Tartaric Acid - This chart shows how to calculate the amount of tartaric acid required to raise acidity, refer to the following table:
Desirable Sugar, Acid and pH Levels - This chart shows the sugar and acid values suited for making dry table wines. For making other types or styles of wine, the desired composition in terms of sugar, acid and pH could be different.
Potential Alcohol Yield - This chart shows the potential alcohol by volume resulting from fermentation of the must at various ºBrix levels.
Winemaking Guides and Recipes
UC Davis Home Wine Making Guide online:
Jack Keller’s Wine Blog:
Dina’s Wine Page: http://www.angelfire.com/hi/qheic/wine.html
San Antonio’s Regional Wine Guild Recipes:
E.C. Kraus Inc. List of Wine Recipes:
Wine Recipes, Grape Stompers.com:
Basic Winemaking Steps
White Winemaking - This chart shows the basic steps for making white table wine published in Micro Vinification by Dr. Murli R. Dharmadhikari and Dr. Karl L. Wilker.
Red Winemaking - This chart shows the basic steps for making red table wine published in Micro Vinification by Dr. Murli R. Dharmadhikari and Dr. Karl L. Wilker.