Once you have grapes, the question is, how to make wine from them? First you must extract the juice, and for that you need a grape press, usually called a wine press. We offer wine presses large enough for a small commercial enterprise, down to tabletop size.
Stainless Steel Hydropress Wine Press
At the top end of capacity range stands the 21 gallon (80 liter) stainless steel hydropress that presses 190 lbs. of grapes at a time. Also called a bladder press or water press, this unit is powered by the pressure of your domestic water supply. Centered inside its large stainless steel basket of the press is a cylindrical rubber bladder. The press is connected to your water supply by means of a garden hose. Just open the value, and water pressure expands the bladder, pressing your grape juice out through the basket’s slots. The hydropress is a fast, easy and highly effective route to outstanding juice yield.
Maximizer wine press
Maximizer wine presses are popular by virtue of their features, grape capacity and high strength construction. The winepress frame members are 3/16” wall-thickness rectangular steel. Available in volume capacities of 5.3 and 9.5 gallons, these wine presses hold 48 and 85 lbs. of grapes, respectively. They have large diameter Acme-threaded forcing screws and ratcheting handles that let you develop high basket pressure to extract every possible drop of grape juice. Baskets slats are oak, and sit on stainless steel juice trays. Frames members are powder coated for long, maintenance-free use. The tip-off yoke design is a time-saver that’s easy to use. The press can be ordered with or without the GSAM (Grinder Swing Arm Mount) that allows press-mounting of a Maximizer fruit grinder, for use as an apple cider press. Maximizer wine presses are nice machines to use and they’re built to last for years and years. Our Glenwood apple presses share the major characteristics of the Maximizers, with some smaller feature differences.
MacIntosh wine press
MacIntosh wine presses are offered in four and five gallon models, with capacities of 36 and 45 lbs of grapes. Like our Maximizer wine presses, they have tip-off yokes that provide quick, full access to the oak-stave pressing basket. Their frames are stoutly built to withstand high pressure forces, and since they’re powder coated they’ll keep their good looks for years. These wine presses have large diameter Acme forcing screws that let you put a lot of force on your grapes, ensuring high juice yields. The T-handles can be operated by one person, or you can share the load with a wine-pressing friend.
Harvest Bounty wine press
The simple design of our Harvest Bounty wine press uses a cross-swinging beam and stainless steel juice tray. Offered with four or five gallon pulp capacity (36 or 45 lbs. of grapes), this wine press has a wide stance for stability and its Acme forcing screw lets you apply a lot of pressure to your grapes for good juice yield.
Hardwood wine press
Would you prefer a traditional Wood Wine Press? Our Maple Creek hardwood wine press has the iconic looks of the old-time wine press, and its massive cast iron cross beam and acme-threaded forcing screw put the pressure on your grapes to extract a high juice yield. With a 7 gallon hardwood pressing basket, it holds 63 lbs. of grapes.
Roma wine press
The 4.5 gallon pressing basket of the Roma wine press holds 40 pounds of grapes. Its strong acme threaded forcing screw is base mounted and this wine press features a traveling ratchet mechanism to provide down-force. The hardwood pressing basket splits to allow unloading of spent fruit pulp.
Tabletop wine press
Our 1.25 gallon Tabletop Wine Press (and almond milk press) with stainless steel pressing basket and plate is small but heavy-duty. It features an anti-rotation plate that screws down to your table or portable mounting board, and a fine mesh liner bag that lets you press grapes and a variety of other types of fruit. It also serves perfectly also a vegetable press, or a nut press to make a variety of nut milks including delicious almond milk.
If you have any questions, please call us up. We’d love to discuss your needs and help you find the right wine pressing equipment!