It's time for wineries to drop the caustic...and that's the truth.
Our US associates took this EcoZenze powder through a proof-of-concept process with California winemakers - the results were very impressive.
The first tests were on the white wine presses which were highly successful and required no changes to the technology in the powder. The results were:
- Highly effective cleaning
- Removed the need for two processes which:
- Saved c. 600 gallons of water
- Saved c. 4 hours
- Produced pH7 ‘waste’ water that, hopefully, can be recycled for irrigation – see below
And, of course, removed the need for use of any caustic cleaners and the associated disposal.
Red wine presses also produced very successful tests despite being significantly more challenging. The cleaning was still highly successful although there was a little residue that required an additional rinse.
We’re here to reduce water use so won’t leave it like that and are working closely with the US to make minor adjustments and re-test. Results will be posted soon.