Winery refrigeration and temperature control
Daikin helps provide the ideal conditions for wine production. Today’s wineries depend on the optimum thermal conditions to create quality wine. Close winery refrigeration and temperature control has a major influence on all stages of wine production. Winery refrigeration is vital during grape storage after harvesting, during alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, tartaric stabilisation, purification and clarification. It is even a factor during wine ageing, conservation, tasting and consumption. Incorrect winery refrigeration temperatures during cooling and heating can inhibit or accelerate the process with dire results.
Daikin has winery refrigeration solutions for every stage of the fermentation process
Cold room storage
The grapes are stored temporarily in the cold room at below 5°C in order to avoid spontaneous fermentation. Cooling the fruit before pressing also slows down oxidation.
Fermentation is best achieved at 16 to 20°C for white wines and 24 to 32°C for red wines. Daikin chillers supply precise temperatures for all types of fermentation tanks, including jacketed, belt and curtain models.
Favourable development of the lactic bacteria requires cooling or heating at temperatures between 20 and 22°C.
To avoid the formation of tartrate crystals precipitating within the wine bottle, the wine must be stabilised before being bottled. Tartric stabilisation is carried out when the wine is chilled to below 0°C, enabling the crystals to be separated easily from the clarified wine.
Bottling and storage room
During the conservation period, it is very important that the temperature should remain constant within the optimum temperature range of 12 to 18°C. Heating is often required during conservation.
Daikin chillers can also be integrated in an overall building management system, which controls the total winery’s operations.
Daikin solutions are used by wineries across the world, who rely on precisely controlled systems for winery refrigeration and climate control.
Daikin offers a wide range of energy-efficient, inverter controlled chillers designed to meet wine makers’ process and comfort cooling requirements.
Comprehensive training programmes are available for installers and maintenance operatives working within the winery sector.
Visit our Business Partners area and see how Daikin provides a single point of contact for a whole building solution, offering expert support and dedicated software tools for specifiers, plus simplified commissioning and maintenance for installers.
Daikin offers the most complete portfolio of winery refrigeration products in the market, so you can find the best solution to suit your needs. Your specifier or consultant can advise which combination of solutions is ideal for your requirements. Here are some of the possible options:
offer total control of heating and cooling for wine production
- Chillers offer accurate water temperature control during the winemaking process
- Wide range of options customised to your requirements
- Superior energy efficiency: inverter control, heat recovery, free cooling
- Total control of the production process