WINEMAKING AND BOTTLING SERVICES
Solander Cellars has its own cross flow filtration unit and can provide a complete service for high quality finishing, blending and finishing of the wines pre bottling.
We like to work closely with our clients to achieve their stylistic objectives and obtain their full satisfaction prior to bottling the wines.
The winery has a 1000 tonne capacity and is centrally located in Solander Street within the Gisborne industrial park. Our fruit receival ramp, tipping bin, and crusher/destemmer has a 12 ton capacity.
The chilled must can be immediately pressed, into either of our three presses, or deposited into drainers for easily managed extended skin contact. The choice of flotation or cold settling is available post press with all fermenters temperature controlled and monitored.
We also have capacity to barrel ferment and age your wines to your specifications.
RED WINE MAKING
Our winery has 16 x 12 tonne open stainless steel fermenters fittled with drainage screens and augers for deseeding then emptying.
These fermenters are easily accessible for cap management assisted by pump overs and pneumatic plungers and have produced very high quality wines.
Following fermentation and draining the must is easily augered downstairs into bins that are then tipped directly into the press.